I was fifteen years old when I started taking an interest in photography. At the time, one of my friends had a dark room and we would spend hours taking and experimenting with photos. I loved architectural photography, and it’s initially what sparked my interest and got me excited. When I was sixteen years old, I visited my dad in Kenya, where he was working as a professional hot air balloon pilot. I was captivated by the people, animals, culture, and the stories behind it all. My trip to Kenya was a pivotal point in my life, as it further fueled my love for photography. When I returned to the states, I worked hard to save money and bought my first 35mm film camera. I joined the yearbook staff and took photos whenever I could. In 2009 Amelia Anne Photography was established. Photography is truly a part of me and who I am as an individual.