The first time I ever had my photo taken was right before my 21st birthday. I wanted to do something that would help me overcome being incredibly shy, step out of my comfort zone, and boost my confidence. My friend Mike suggested we take photographs at my apartment. The night before I had gone out to see one of my favourite bands, Daughter, which was an extremely emotional experience for me. I felt drained and overwhelmed by the time he came over, but I'm really happy we still followed through with the shoot.