Why is it so hard to write about yourself? I never found an “about me” section an easy thing to do.  It’s hard to describe myself. I’m not a writer, I’m a photographer.  I let my photography describe my style and who I am.  But to those of you who don’t know me, I am Holly Beach. Photographer and owner of Holly Beach Photography.

I would be lying if I said I always dreamed of being a photographer.  I actually got my Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and dreamed of working as an AI representative for cattle.  For those who don’t know what that is, its artificially inseminating cattle (yep, I know, not expected!). But I have always loved cows! And I am a country girl at heart.  You won’t see me living in the big city.  I need wide open spaces.  Following my graduation, I did not find my dream job and decided that my passion could also be a hobby.  But hobbies typically don’t pay the bills (I say typically, because later on my passion/hobby became my job), so I went back to school and became a registered nurse.  Lets just say that I took a completely different path! Nursing has been such a blessing! I have learned so much and have been able to work with so many wonderful people.

When my daughter, Laetyn, was born was when photography became one of my passions.  I realized just how quick babies grow and change. I wanted to capture all of it.  So in came my first DSLR camera. I read, researched, and practiced my little heart out. And my sweet little Laetyn was such a perfect little model! By the time my son, Tate, came along, I was able to find a balance between being a mom, nurse, and photographer.  Some days are easier then others, but my life is filled with such joy and love and I wouldn’t change it for anything. God has truly blessed me!

So, are you interested in setting up a session? Contact me. I am a dreamer and a creator so I always love to hear your ideas!


Photo credit: Melissa Jane Photography