As a lot of you already know, it is a goal of mine to eventually learn professional photography. One of my "adult dreams" is to learn enough about my camera and editing techniques to eventually be able to become a paid maternity/newborn/family photographer. I would like to take some classes at our local community college ... and to have the opportunity to train with another individual who is already a true photographer by profession *hint, hint*.
In saying that, over the past two years since I purchased my Canon Rebel and Photoshop Elements (about which I only know the very, very basics), I have managed to take a few photographs that I am actually proud to call my own. Now, I'm sure they are very amateur to the trained photographer's eye; nevertheless, I like them. And, just for giggles, I like to refer to them as my growing, non-professional, "portfolio."
Here they are: