A little about me
Typically a photographer’s About Me Page will tell you that they love photography and they can’t wait to capture images for you…
Well, that is right, It doesn’t really tell you what I am all about. I am a mother of 5, with a loving and supportive husband and I really REALLY love documenting life in photographs, but here are a few things you might not know (or care to know) about me:
I do NOT like celery… not in a soup, not in tuna salad & certainly not when it is given a cute name like “ants on a log”.
I cannot see in 3D. Due to a childhood injury in my left eye, I see life in 2 dimensions. It makes me horrible at sports but I like to think it makes me spectacular at capturing life in 2D photographs! (I still put on those silly 3D glasses in amusement parks just to feel included lol)
I love vintage items and rather than trying to keep them as treasured antiques, I use them and love them. Nothing better than finding a vintage item that I can use for my newborn sessions or to plant flowers in.
I still get nervous before every session right up until I press that shutter button.
I love everything about Fall…the colors, the smells, the chill in the air and the hustle & bustle of when the fair comes to my little town. Watching football on a lazy Sunday or when the house fills with the smell of a crockpot dish.
Lastly, I didn’t think I was a people person until one day, I just was. I chit chat during each session and it becomes so comfortable that when it comes time to edit each gallery, I feel like I am re-visiting a friend. This was a surprise to me as I always thought of myself as an introvert.
I am extremely fortunate to live on a pond, nestled among pines and giant boulders. I incorporate stumps, woodpiles, flower gardens and even my chicken coop into my outdoor sessions. I have spots around my yard specifically created to use as backdrops. I have vintage doors, barrels and fences strategically set in places that I know will have fabulous lighting. I think people feel more comfortable outdoors and it shows in their portraits.
Indoor sessions take place in my home Studio. If it is a newborn session, I crank up the heat and make it snuggly warm for them so they fall into a deep comfortable sleep. On occasion a dad nods off too. I provide everything needed for most sessions, so sit back and enjoy the process.