While I just recently started to pour my heart into building Kyla Shattuck Photography, I’ve been laying the foundation for it for the past decade! Little by little, the dream of becoming a wedding photographer began to take root in my heart. And little by little, I began to take steps to make it happen. If you enjoy reading stories as much as I do, you’re in for a treat!
Part 2: The Magazine That Changed the Game
Part 3: Friendship and Opportunity
Part 4: Unfinished Business
Part 5: Becoming a Bride
Part 6: A Big Dream in a Little Apartment
Part 7: A Leap of Faith
Part 8: Best Husband Ever
Best Husband Ever
As I began to invest more of my time into learning photography, I realized that I needed a proper computer to handle the large files and editing. Now that I had my camera, it was time to upgrade my computer. I had a small 5-year-old Macbook that would continually freeze whenever I tried to edit an image on it. I had always dreamed of owning a 27” iMac, but I knew it was far outside of what we could afford in that season.
And then, one Saturday morning, Dillon went out to run a surprise errand. When he got back, he asked me to wait in the other room while he brought something inside. I was so curious while I waited. He asked me to close my eyes and walked me out to our dining table, where I opened my eyes to see a 27” iMac set up, just for me. He’d picked up extra hours working for his parents’ business to buy it for me so we didn’t have to dip into our monthly budget. I knew I had his support. It meant the world to me!
I used this computer to learn to edit photos and to build my brand. It’s the computer I used to design my logo and build my website. I’ve used this computer to edit every wedding and session I’ve ever photographed. And I used this computer to finish my degree. This gift was a turning point in my journey and I am so thankful for it, four years later!
To be continued…