In the thick of winter, year 2010, I prayed to God asking him for a hobby. I still remember hearing the still quiet voice that almost felt like a passing thought that said “photography”. That week I bought my first dslr camera with my college textbook money (parents were pretty upset when they found out) and it was so clunky and ambiguous to me that I didn’t know what to do with it. Little by little I began to learn the functions and controls and my photos began to transform before my eyes from dark and blurry to bright and clear.
God started introducing me to people who inspired me to keep learning and creating! Before I knew it Julia Green Photography was born and once again I found myself having to learn how to manage and control a small business, which brought a whole new onset of skills to learn. I know I still have so much to learn and experience (and I think I’ll always feel that way) but there’s something beautifully fulfilling about the journey.
I can’t help but smile when I think about how God knew I would find so much joy through the places photography has taken me and the people i’ve been able to meet through it. It’s allowed me to see life through a new perspective and gain a clearer focus into how God wants me to serve others!