Heeeeeyyy!! Who's Esther??
My Name is Esther Truus Moerman. I have a passion for people, photos and tacos. 5 years ago, I decided I wanted to be a photographer. I was told that it would be unwise because the market is too competitive, gear is way too expensive and it needs to stay as a hobby. I was discouraged by these comments and thought twice about launching a business. However- I had a dream and was ready for this new chapter in my life.
I worked part time at Starbucks and was in school with the hope of becoming a Registered Nurse. The moment I decided to RE-ROUTE my life was when I found myself volunteering in an Emergency Room and witnessed somebody being wheeled on a stretcher with blood all over their chest, I glanced over and immediately felt sick to my stomach. I ran to the bathroom and started crying because I had the realization that I can't do nursing. A week after this happened, I came home from Douglas College and threw my Anatomy & Physiology Textbook on the ground and told my Mom that I'm sorry, I can't do it. My mind isn't wired for this kind of schooling. My Mom hugged me and told me I need to choose a career that I enjoy and am passionate about.
I think those were some of the most impactful words that were said to me. I knew in that moment that I am not the type of person to choose a "safe" job. I need something that lights my soul on fire and excites me! I want to wake up and be STOKED about what I have on the agenda. That was that. I went out and bought a full frame camera and a portrait lens. (Met a guy off Craigslist in a bank parking lot) Bit sketchy- but hey, you gotta start somewhere, right?!
I cannot believe how much joy has come into my life because I decided to pursue my dream! It's been 4 years and the fire inside me has only gotten bigger. I still come home from each shoot PUMPED ON LIFE and treat that SD card like a little piece of gold that I just worked hard to dig up! I gently plug it into my computer, tell myself that I'll just edit a few for now and then get some sleep. Spoiler alert...THAT NEVER HAPPENS!!!! I end up staying awake til 2 or 3am and lose track of time because I'm wayyyyy to excited about these new photos I've taken, but more importantly the special memories I helped create for my wonderful couples.
Anyway, enough about me and how I got here. I want to know more about YOU! I want to know how you ended up on my page and I want to get to know you!!!! Find your way to the contact button and I just have a feeling we are gonna hit it off!!!!! Can't wait to meet you, spoiler alert- I'm a hugger :D
“I became friends with Esther through Instagram. Being a photographer myself, I had a vision of what I wanted my wedding photos to look like and had full confidence that Esther would be able to provide the photos of my dreams. We spoke for months and months leading up to the wedding day about what I’ve dreamed about my whole life and she truly went above and beyond my expectations!! These photos are PERFECT!!! Thank you SO much Esther for an amazing day!!!”