It has officially been 20 days since the announcement of Megan & Dallas Photography! We are so excited for what’s to come and to get to know you all more! Megan shared a bit of her story and why she is passionate about photography a couple weeks ago, and now it’s my turn.
I am here to formally introduce myself as the latter half of Megan & Dallas Photography! If you’re already wondering, I wasn’t named after the cowboys and I have never been to Texas. Anyways, let’s jump into this!
I grew up loving anything that allowed me to express myself in a unique way. These often came in the form of sports, music, and photography. This lead me to be the captain of my high school’s volleyball team, editor of my schools’ yearbook, and viewed as a leader by many of my peers. I also happened to grow up with two incredibly hardworking parents who both served as captains in the U.S. Navy. On paper, I was a hard working kid who had all the potential in the world. Yet, with all the good I had going on around me, I still slipped so easily into feeling empty.
We have all been there, feeling empty that is. It is a human disposition and tradition passed down by generations of people trying to find what we wrap up into a single inadequate word that we call purpose. So, what is my purpose? It seems that waking up and getting through the day never really cuts it for me. But then again, expressing myself through sports and art didn’t either. We are back to square one.
If you know me then you know that I am a believer of God, and that I try to live a life of love towards everyone around me. I fall short of loving my neighbor as I love myself daily, but I know that even this isn’t defeating my purpose. To me, purpose is believing that you can be used every day to make a difference. Believing that something you do whether small or huge can be used to make someone else smile, or believe in good. I believe purpose is too big for just me, but is perfectly sized for us. To me, purpose just happens. I’m afraid that if I knew my exact purpose, I would forget to live.
So, what am I saying?
Embarking on this journey of Megan and Dallas Photography is us choosing to live, choosing to love, and choosing to pursue beauty before emptiness. I wish I could tell you that starting a photography business is easy, fun, and stress free but I would be lying. But, more than anything, this choice has given both Megan and I the opportunity to love and be loved by every beautiful person we have had the honor of experiencing life with. Capturing moments in time helps me to better appreciate the beauty and good we have around us every day. This is why I do this, and I am so honored to do it with someone as special as Megan.
A much wiser person than me once asked me, how could you ever believe in good if you’re not looking for it? My hope is that we can find it together as friends.
If you’re still reading this, thank you for taking the time to get to know me more. I would love to hear about you, so never be afraid to reach out!