I've loved snapping photos ever since my childhood. When I was about 8 years old, I got my very first own camera - some tiny compact film camera. When it broke, I was devastated.
About the time I was 12, I bought my first digital cam. Nowadays, I'm all over my Eos and trying to really work with photography. Thinking about composition, lighting, posing my model, and so on, really catches me.
I love capturing all those precious little moments, making them eternal. Be it the blissful expressions at weddings, a beautiful landscape or my cats blinking lazily at the summer sky.
I began with people photography (more seriously) when a girlfriend asked me to do a boudoir with her. She was too shy about her body to ask a professional photographer. I had just bought my first DSLR and was still unsure how to properly use it. We had a lot of fun taking the pictures and she opened up to me, relaxing and really enjoying her lack of clothing, so to speak. When I showed her the slightly editted results, she was so utterly surprised and excited about how sexy she looked. It really was a key moment for me. I could make people feel happy about themselves with my hobby.
Ever since then, I have worked with many friends and friends of friends. Their joyful reactions to the results is really what drives me to improve my photography.