The art of photography has always been appealing to me. Every year in high school, from my freshman year to my senior year, I tried to get into the photography class. I wasn’t able to because of the commitment I had in orchestra. I had been playing viola since I was in 5th grade. After high school I decided to pursue a career in the behavioral health field. I graduated with a master’s degree in social work in May, 2016 and I am currently a full time therapist at a behavioral health agency, working with children and adults diagnosed with a mental illness. I really enjoy my job but self-care is definitely necessary. I decided to start playing around with my camera and I genuinely fell in love. Photography became more than a hobby; it became a true passion of mine. Soon after, friends and family were asking if I could capture images for them. I was thrilled! I cannot wait to expand my knowledge and my skill set in this wonderful and captivating form of art we call photography.