For a brief moment, I considered pursuing a photography career path even before digital photography. My dad persuaded me to study and pursue a career path in a math and science field. After I became a mother and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math, my dad gave me my first SLR camera...yes a 35mm! I was ecstatic! Digital just came out and we knew there was much room for improvement. My new son made it so much fun learning my new big camera! With my son on a hip and a camera around my neck, I had everything I needed! After 12 years and much encouragement, I finally took my leap of faith, followed my heart and pursued my dream of photography.