This image was taken in July 2014.
Dear Current Self,
I just want you to know that there’s no rush. You can stop obsessing about being the perfect photographer, and just remember why you started this journey in the first place, and remember how far you’ve come. If you don’t get the shot you were hoping for, that’s okay. Just walk away and try again tomorrow, and know you’re not a failure if you do. Keep learning, keep observing and take note of ways you can improve your craft, but please do this all at a slower pace. You are currently pregnant with your second child, and the whole reason why you actually started to truly learn the art of photography is so you can document their lives. Remember that! Make it fun for ALL of you so when you look back at the images a true and genuine smile will spread across your face. You got this!
About the photographer:
Dana Macleod is married to a real life Scottish Highlander, complete with accent and kilt, mother of a beautiful daughter, with baby #2 on the way, and two fur babies. She is a professional singer and part-time photographer and resides in South Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, where she owns a vocal studio, South Jersey Voice Lessons, as well as Performer Photography.