hey, I'm Kela
I am now a mother of three beautiful babies. I homeschool plus run a full time business, so there is never a dull moment! We are a military family so we travel the world and enjoy taking in all the beauty it has to offer. I have continued to pour my heart and soul into photography and mentoring.
As a mother, I know first hand that precious moments come and go in the blink of an eye, so that is where I came up with the idea for the LEARN community. I teach you all the basics of photography and help you use that digital camera sitting on the shelf.
Since starting my photography journey...
Being a mother is what I had always dreamed of, but for some reason I was constantly looking for something to call my own. We all need hobbies, or those little things that make us who we are. Well, this is how I found my passion for photography. My husband gave me my first "fancy" digital camera and I worked with it day and night. I fell in love with the ability to capture all the tiny milestones of my kiddos. This was exactly what I was missing. A hobby to call my own, but also a way to freeze every moment! I quickly realized that this was a passion I wanted to share with other mamas and make sure they never forget the precious moments with their families. That's when the business idea formed.
My family moves all over the place so everywhere we go I have to restart my business in a whole new area with all new people. That is hard, and I've had many people ask me what keeps me going.
But the truth is this...
Photography is art. It's not just a business. What I do brings me joy and it's a passion of mine that will carry on long after I am no longer here on this earth. Picasso did not paint to please others. He did it for the love of the art. To all the beginner photographers out there, I hope you understand this and live by this rule. It will help you respect all the others around you working just as hard to created gorgeous magic!
I am not gonna lie and say it's been easy
There is nothing more beautiful to me than taking others by the hand and showing them the ropes. How would we all make it if we didn't have a myriad of people cheering us on! Community is what makes what we do such a beautiful thing. Even if we take the same exact image we will still not edit it the same way. That's why it's art.
And now i'm going to help you do the same.
When I first started my business I spent countless hours on youtube and deep dives on the internet trying to figure out all there is to know about photography. Then, I would seek out other photographers who would be shy about sharing their secrets. There was a small group of beautiful ladies in Germany who truly just opened their arms to me and helped me get my feet of the ground!
Why did I decide to start mentoring? Yes, that's another beautiful story...
can't live without
Self Love Feature
the word "moist",
that hustle game
helping you be tenacious
"I HAVE A DEEPLY HIDDEN and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life."
— VIRGINIA WOOLF
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