Back in 2015, I flew out to California for the first time, which was also my first flight alone, and I stayed with my stepmother Liz. At some point, she had purchased tickets for the Bill Pickett Rodeo being held in Hayward. I hadn't been to a rodeo before, so I tagged along with her. Her friend Yolanda also came with us and she had brought her camera to take some pictures of the event. I think it was a Canon EOS Rebel SL1. Anyways, I enjoyed the whole experience and after the rodeo was over, I asked Yolanda to see some of the pictures she took. In no way was she a professional, but I was fascinated by what she captured. At that moment, I knew I wanted to do that, too. That's when my interest in photography sparked.