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People often ask me, “how did your parents react when you told them you were leaving your job as a lawyer to pursue photography full-time?!”
I think they expect that my parents freaked out and worried I was making a bad decision, etc. etc.
But truthfully, they could not be more supportive of my endeavors (photographic or otherwise). They always have been.
My dad is a rational person – he thinks methodically, he’s practical and he has a lot of common sense. He asked me about financial plans – whether I had saved some money, how I planned to handle student debt, etc. But once he asked me those questions and got the business out of the way, he could not have been more excited for me.
And he has continued to be one of my biggest supporters and fans; I often joke that I should pay him to be my PR agent (if only I had saved up more money, Dad… ha!). He tells his clients & friends about my work, proudly showing them my photos and sharing my website.
I am a very lucky guy to have his constant love & support.
Today is his 60th birthday and I wanted to take a minute to acknowledge that milestone and to thank him, publicly. He is a big reason I’m where I am at today.
Happy 60th birthday, Dad!