My photography career all started with a phone call in my fifth-grade science class. About a month earlier, my mom had helped me apply to be on the middle school yearbook staff for my sixth-grade year. We created a fake yearbook using PowerPoint and filled it with pictures I’d taken using her little silver digital camera with a wrist strap (you know the one). We printed it out, bound it together and turned it in with an application stating how much I loved photography. I so wish I still had that document! I’m sure it’s on some old hard drive in my parents’ storage room. But anyway, one day my fifth-grade teacher received a list of all the students that had been selected for the yearbook staff, and I was one of them. I was so excited she let me use the classroom phone to call my mom and tell her the good news!