A camera wasnt handed to me by an uncle, nor did I have a passion for it since I was a young girl. I didnt have any clue what I was doing when I bought my first professional camera in 2009. I worked hard to learn everything there is to know and wouldnt you know it, I still dont know everything! Photography is forever changing and I set aside time each year to meet with educators, mentors and peers to learn and grow more as a photographer. What does this have anything to do with you? Everything!
Photography isnt just another session on a calendar for me. It’s about creating memories for you. Too cliche? Its true! I believe we all have a gift from God and we should use that gift to it’s fullest. Im lucky to have stumbled upon this gift of creating portraits and while being able to make a living at the same time. I approach all of my sessions with the same intent. I want to show your family interaction and love for each other. I want to express using my camera and lens your sweet little ones growing milestones so you can remember them always. I want you to feel just how amazing your teenager really is by documenting their personality along with all of their talents! Because let’s face it, that time goes by all too quickly! Families go years and years without updating their family portraits and toothless grins go undocumented.
I bring a stress free approach to each session. I am able to do this by meeting with you in person to discuss your wants and needs that you are looking for in your portrait session. Bring me your vision and allow me to make it happen! You are not just a name on my calendar, or an entry in my spreadsheet. You have an idea to make a session happen, you need to document something in your life that is important to you, so let’s talk in depth about your vision. The hardest part is not knowing what to wear so let’s this part together and we will have an outfit selection that will work with your vision and surroundings. Everything about your session is planned and talked about in advance so you are left without unanswered questions, wondering what the next step will be, or how does any of this even work.
During our session time together, we take a minute to just be. No rush, no stopwatch, just be. Be natural, be a family, be YOU! Being anything other than that isnt a true representation of yourself or your family. Enjoy those family moments together, I am there to document those moments. We have a plan to create your vision together. We will have fun, we will create amazing portraits you are going to love and we will, together, make this an enjoyable experience for all!
After your session we will together view all the images and select your favorites. I am there right with you offering my opinion and professional advice. You know your family best and which smile is fake or genuine. You are the only one who can determine the best images for your walls. Size and finishing isnt something I expect every person to know and understand so with my guidance we can determine what is best for you, your home, or other family members. Maybe you LOVE every.single.image. and some do! Albums are the perfect way to enjoy your favorites and a fun way to share your session with others. Possibly we created that one most beautiful image and you want it above your couch and it has to be BIG! That is my goal because that was your vision to begin with. But do you want it framed? Canvas? a Collage to go with it? I am right there with you answering your questions and showing you what it will look like. No guesswork. Easy and simple ordering of your portraits is just another part of the experience I offer to you.
Can you see how this is all stress free at this point? All you need to do is share with me your vision, come to your portrait session relaxed and ready to have fun, and spend some time with me making your portrait selections for you to enjoy for years to come. No more missed family moments, milestones, and anything in between. Ready to work together? Use the Contact page to send me a message and I will be in touch to set up our first step. Meeting in person to make your vision come to reality.
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