2017

 

It's hard to believe that we're almost halfway through the year. I feel like it was just yesterday that I graduated from San Jose State University. 2016 was rough, emotionally and mentally ROUGH! There were a lot of shit things that happened towards the end of the year and even today I catch myself replaying some of those memories in my head while simultaneously trying to push them out. Some of them I will never be able to forget. No matter how hard I try to erase them, they'll just always be there. It's just one of those things where you live through it and you learn from it.

Enough of last year though, can we just talk about how awesome 2017 has been. I am so amazed by how much opportunity I have been given in the last few months. I think it's safe to say I've sort of jumpstarted my photography career. Something I never would have thought would even be possible. I had always loved photography. For as long as I remember but never EVER did I imagine myself doing it for somewhat of a living. Granted, it's not a full-time gig (yet!) but it's helping pay off some bills, like my camera and the other extracurricular things I enjoy doing. Honestly, none of this shit would have ever happened if it weren't for some very awesome people. One of these peeps includes my boss Daniel Garcia (The Cultivator of Content Magazine) and my coworkers Elle Mitchell and Kristen Pfund. Being a part of this magazine has given me an awesome platform to share some of my photography and really just introduce me to the entire art and creative community here in the South Bay. Another awesome couple that has literally given me free rein to do whatever the heck my creative heart desires are Tammy and Dave, owners of Redemption in downtown Campbell. Hands down, some of my favorite people. They're so hip and I always feel so lucky to have them as my bosses. They've believed in my creativity from the start and I am forever grateful that they gave me the opportunity to help them with their social media photography. It's been amazing especially because I've met tons and tons of people through them. I feel weird about what I'm going to say next because I don't ever like to give myself any attention. Mostly because I truly feel that the best kind of people are always the humble ones. With that being said, it's been such a blessing to have people reach out to me for photography. I almost feel like I'm not doing enough to find myself work but it somehow finds me first. I feel so lucky, guys. So, lucky.

Lol! In my last blog I think I said I was going to be writing consistently but man, I've been so lucky to have had so much work that I'm even backed up on editing shoots, writing and everything else I've been meaning to do. It's a good problem to have for sure. Anyway, until next time.

Enjoy this lovely photo of Joey and Cheyenne on the lightrail. 

Arabela