We asked some of the most creative folks we know to open up to us about why they chose a creative career path. Check out their responses below.

Lalita Prachanty | 2D Illustrator & Designer

existence very, very apparent within my life. Some of these cases were crudely-drawn dragons with too many horns or “Pokémon-inspired horses” with too many wings all over my math homework to always doodling on the corners of my exams (without realizing that maybe I should’ve been paying more attention during class, but that 8 year old didn’t care because they’re just an 8-year-old having the time of their life). I had fun drawing and seeing the faces of my peers looking at the cool things I was creating, and I felt really happy because they were happy. Read more>>

Mylene Cannon | Photographer, Athlete, Sports Coordinator

I always have ideas or I would see something that would spark my mind. Being a photographer gives me the ability to bring what’s in my mind to life so it becomes a visual. And gives everyone an idea of my creative process. Read more>>

John Greer | Photographer & Videographer

Having some kind of creative freedom has always been a desire of mine. With JLG Photography & Videography, I been able to take the reins on distinctive ideas that serve the purpose of the clients. I get to take what’s on their mind and add a little spin on it, but to where it’s tasteful and only by the clients approval. Read more>>

Amanda Terrel | Newborn & Family Photographer

My love of photography started as a little girl. I can remember playing dress up with my dogs and then taking their photos with my Polaroid camera. In high school I joined a photography class and my interest really started to grow. I’d take photos of nature, people, festivals around town etc. Read more>>

Morgan Rowell | Portrait , Family, and Intimate Wedding Photographer

Hi! I am Morgan, Owner and Photographer of Simply Mo Photography. I am 28 years old, engaged to my favorite person on earth, and we have two Golden retrievers named Mia and Max. I have always had a camera in my hand since I was a child. I have loved taking photographs for as long as I can remember. In 2015, I purchased my first DSLR canon camera to start pursuing photography for personal use and as a hobby. While wrapping up my bachelors of science degree in Radiation Therapy at Texas State University in 2017, in my free time between class and work I took my camera everywhere! Read more>>

Jeff Walsh | Family Photographer

I’ve been a creative as far back as I can remember. When I was a child, and up until high school, all I would do is draw. I thought for sure that would be the path I would follow for my career. But photography had a different idea. I didn’t even own a camera until I was in my mid 20’s, and I only bought one because I thought it would be fun to document having just been married. Read more>>

Brian Shumway | Photographer Extraordinaire

I pursued a creative career because I’m a control freak and couldn’t stand having a boss. Read more>>

Samuel Goodson | DFW Photographer

I’ve always been someone who thinks differently then everyone else. Whether it be sports topics or solving problems, I always found myself thinking outside the box. As far as getting into photography, I guess I finally chose to take it seriously after hearing for years that I took good pictures. It’s been a fun experience since I began and I’m looking for to what’s next to come. Read more>>