Ever since I got hooked on photography, I became more and more interested in the lomography type of style. I love how it’s magical and analog… wired and crazy… dreamy and happy!! showing a lot of emotion!! very COLORFUL!!! I read a book about lomography over and over and bought a toy camera and went to shoot. Of course, they didn’t turn out how I thought they would be the first time… This is before Google and YouTube tutorials existed. I was frustrated with the first outcome, so I gave up. I got a SLR digital camera but they just weren’t the same and I was disappointed… I put my camera away, again. However, my passion for photography has never faded and the urge came back to try again. I started to pursue my dream again and created my own photography business!
When I was pregnant, I had a sleeping problem. I was checking my Facebook at 3 am… Suddenly, my eyes stopped at one image that really sparked joy in my heart. It was Wendy Laurel’s photography! I went to her site and read all of the blogs that she wrote. Her work shows so much emotion! It made my heart warm… It made me cry, too. I love the colors and everything about what she is saying and capturing. Ever since that night, one of my ultimate dreams was to get my family photographed by her!
Two years after, I have 2 kids, so it was a perfect timing to get my family photos!! I saw that she was coming to Kauai for a session, so I finally booked her! When I saw the photos she took of me and my family, I was so excited!! They truly show our joy and happiness of having and being a family! I’m beyond in love with our family photos and will cherish them forever! After our session with Wendy, I was inspired to really learn about her special technic. To really observe How she does it.
I was so inspired, that I signed up for the opportunity to take an mentorship offered by her based on her home island of Maui. It was the best thing I could have done for myself, my confidence about my own photography work and expression and for gaining a true understanding of her authentic style.
I learned so much in just one day from Wendy, pointers and techniques that will forever be a part of my personal photography style. Her kindness and willingness to share her craft is overwhelming and so appreciated. Thank you so much for Wendy for opening up to your home and heart to me.