I hate writing about myself… this sucks! But my boss says I have to write a bio, so here it goes. I am a creative soul that loves expressing myself through photography and writing, so when a dear friend approached me about working with him on SroMag.com I jumped at the chance. I pray he doesn’t regret asking me.
First and foremost I see myself as a photographer. I love looking through the lens and knowing exactly what I want to capture, the feelings I want the picture to evoke. My path to being a full time, making-a-living-with-my-camera gal is still on going. But a wise man said we learn through the journey. If I am able to combine my passion for photography with my love of music, live music, then I will consider myself blessed.
So musical influences? I remember my parents listening to pure, classic country from the beginning. Johnny Cash, George Jones, Loretta Lynn were staples of my childhood. I specifically recall standing; yes I said standing, in the backseat and watching my Dad play “guitar” on the steering wheel. He wore that bad boy out! We had one of those huge console stereo’s that was a freaking piece of furniture, yes I am dating myself big time. Anyhow, I remember lying on the floor going through my parents and older brothers’ vinyl albums and playing them at random. My brothers were quite a bit older than me, so I was inducted to their brand of music early on. The Doobie Brothers, Elton John and most every major early 70’s musician played over and over at my house. Oh, including the Jackson Five, when Michael was cute and normal. I really loved Elton John the most, and still have all those old albums. He is a genius in my opinion. The first album I paid for myself was The Captain and Tennille, and I will cut you if you laugh at me! I used to clean my brothers bachelor pad house, and payment was any album in his collection. The choices were soul and jazz, so these were among my favorites too.
As I grew up and came into my own musically, my Southern heritage kicked in with a vengeance. My first 8 track… LOL, was The Marshall Tucker Band purchased at the fishing pier at Holden’s Beach, NC. Oh good times. The person who most influenced me musically was my cousin, Randy. God rest his soul! He introduced me to KISS and Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and Aerosmith. So many memories of my youth involved Randy and some amazing music. He created the soundtrack of my youth, you could say. I was an 80’s baby, so you know I was a lucky girl. We had the BEST music!!! Billy Squire, Prince, Loverboy, Lynyrd Skynyrd! I spent a good part of my 20’s/30’s in California, so I love Huey Lewis and Red Hot Chili Peppers. I have seen Garth Brooks and Billy Ray Cyrus multiple times, so the type of music I love most is impossible to tag.
As for my life, I am continuing my education with the hopes of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, to play off my photography and combine them. I work, nothing glamorous, but that will come. I have two sons who are the world, my heart and first love’s. I am reinventing my life, with the belief that the best is yet to be. We only get this one life, if I cannot be totally happy and laughing, feeling loved and enjoying the ride, then I’m thinking it is time to fix whatever is broken. Music continues to accompany me on my ride. With that, I hope I didn’t bore you to tears. Looking forward to this journey, I hope you like what you see.
<3 Nikki Savannah
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