Miss. Qui'Ana reached out to me at the beginning of August and asked if I could do her some portraits for her graduation, and of course I was excited and I accepted the offer! I couldn't just do her shoot without knowing her story! So, I asked could I do a blog on her and she agreed without hesitation. Here's her personal story and her personal experience while attending college:
Can we just reflect on how far I’ve come? You guys have no idea how hard it was for me to get into college! First off, I absolutely suck at taking standardized test! So the SAT and the ACT within itself was a done deal for me. Luckily Valdosta State University has a summer bridge program, where if you’re only off by a couple of points on the SAT, you can attend summer classes a semester earlier than what you’re supposed to! So not only did I miss out on my summer right after graduation but I’ve been in school for 5 whole years!
When I first started taking pictures I would just grab my camera and I would go! The more sessions I started booking, the more I realized how unprepared I was. Here are a few helpful tips that I've picked up along the way and it has helped my sessions go by a lot smoother and easier, for both myself and my clients.
We're almost a month away from a very big event for Kamia Portraits. Aisha: She Who Lives is near! If you read my previous blogs then you know how epic this event is going to be. Also, if you follow me on my social media, then you've already seen three pieces that represents what Aisha is going to be all about! One of those three pieces will be up on display for purchase.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE EXHIBIT?
There are so many people who battle with mental health disorders such as depression. A lot of people lack understanding of this issue, because they either haven't been through it, haven't had someone close to them go through it or they just haven't heard someone's story who battles with it. In this last part of I'm Depressed, not Defeated I have one more story to share!
Our first meet up was absolutely amazing! We were able to meet our new members and discuss our vision for the organization, get to know each other and also talk about the membership requirements and what we expect from the ladies! We had brunch that was prepared by The Eclectic Table, LLC.
Deanndra Ross (The President/Founder) greeted everyone and read off the rules\regulations and also the membership fee. We talked about how many meetings we plan to have throughout the year and much more!
There are so many people who battle with mental health disorders such as depression. A lot of people are afraid of telling their story because they feel like they're not heard, may be misunderstood or they'll be looked at differently. I had two people who reached out to me and were willing to tell their story.
"If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose." - Bishop T.D. Jakes
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