SHANNON R. STEVENS
When I was in the 7th grade, my parents bought me a Canon AE-1 Program 35mm camera. I'm not sure what they were thinking giving such a serious camera to a kid, but, I carried that camera around with me constantly. All my allowance went to buying film and developing photos. I look back now and am so thankful because I was able to capture tons of memories growing up.
After high school, I attended the University of New Mexico and took basic photography courses. Developing my own photos in the darkroom was the best! But after college, family and work took priority in my life. There were still occasions I would break out my camera, but they were few and far between.
About four years ago, I found myself in a casual conversation about photography with a coworker. That conversation jarred me in my gut and I realized how much I missed taking photos. It was like waking up after a deep sleep.
Now I can't get enough! Photography is my absolute passion and brings me tremendous joy. This is my calling, no question. I'm so thankful for all the opportunities I've been given in the last few years, and I look forward to all the BEAUTIFUL people I'm going to photograph in the near future.
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