Yosemite Shoot Christina Captures | One Year Today

One year ago today I was in Yosemite, California at my first ever photography workshop. With strangers. By myself.

Christina Captures wasn’t even a thing yet because I was still trying to figure out if I even had this in me. In case you’ve missed it, there are two other blog posts on this journey here and here.

I honestly had no idea that it had been a year. Until there I was this afternoon, editing a shoot from this weekend and I came across some random photos from my trip and saw the time stamp. Talk about coincidence. To this day, that trip was the best thing I could’ve ever done. I have learned more about myself in the last year than I ever thought possible. And completely unplanned, at that.

I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again, but I am so glad I went to California. I realized that photography is something that I really did want to pursue and turns out it wasn’t all for not. Here I am, one year later, still working toward this goal that most probably think is crazy. But I don’t really care.

In the past year I have witnessed numerous proposals, first birthdays, family chaos (the good kind), and hopefully made a positive impact in someone else’s life. I have learned more about the actual art of photography, grown both in skill and in character, met some amazing people, and ultimately become a better version of myself. I still love taking photos of people and get a rush of peace and satisfaciton when I look at a finished gallery and can be happy with what I’ve created.

Don’t get me wrong, some of the early stuff makes me cringe. I sometimes feel like I should offer re-takes. I’m still incredibly hard on myself and often doubt my abilities. I know there is always more to learn and I look forward to another year of growth.

Again, to those who’ve trusted me with some of your most important moments, thank you. I don’t take it for granted and am truly honored for your trust. Here are some of my favorite photos from the last year.

Year two, what up?

xo, Christina








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