Jack of all trades!
I’m not even exaggerating! I get this from my dad. Anything I set out to do, I learn what I need too and then I do it! I enjoy the sense of accomplishment and pride I earn from doing things myself. And becoming a photographer was exactly that!
I’m an Introvert
I love a good conversation or debate, but long periods of loud, overstimulating environments really burn me out. I spend my time with friends and my family. Most days you will find me tackling a “project”, binge watching a good show, or hiking.
More about me?
—Are you photogenic?
—How did you get into photography?
—I started with products, then people. It was a natural evolution of wanting to improve my skills and earn a greater income.
—What are the most important components of a good photo in your opinion?
—Emotion and skilled editing.
—Are you fond of travelling?
—What do you like most about your profession?
—The flexibility to spend time with my family and travel.
—What do you like least about your profession?
—The stigmas associated with photographers. That we simply take a photo and our job is done.
—What will be the future of wedding photography?
—Smaller, more intimate events. Less full day coverage and more hourly needs.
—How do you handle criticism?
—I take it with a grain of salt. It's important to recognize where the criticism is coming from.
—Are there any trends in photography?
—What things that common people don't usually see can a photographer notice?
—dark under eyes, uneven skin tones, lipstick on teeth, lint, stains, hang nails!
—What influences the value of a photo? What are its elements?
—As in monetary gain? Well I guess it depends on the photographers overhead and costs of doing business in addition to market trends and the kind of lifestyle they would like to have. ie: How much they can reasonably work and what they need to live.
—What person can be the symbol of the 21st century in your opinion?
—Do you have any professional taboos?
—As much as I don't consider myself a "technical" photographer, I do think images need to need to be sharp, especially a subjects eyes! I don't find “film grain” to be fashionable. It's very, very distracting!
—What do you worry about, and why?
—I worry about supporting my family. My husband has supported me through this dream and I hope to eventually do the same for him.
—What is the most impressive moment in your life?
—the day I gave birth to our son.
—If you were a cartoon, book or movie character, who would you be and why?
—I don't like cartoons. lol...
—How do you define success? How do you measure it?
—Ability to truly live life while doing something I value.
—Would you rather be liked or respected?
—What is the biggest mistake you have ever made at work?
—not networking enough.
—Is there anything among your gadgets that you wish you haven't bought? Why?
—Canon 50 mm 1.2. I don’t love the focal length, plus I might have bought a dud. It’s never sharp a sucks to focus. I like sharp!
—How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?
—Every time I shoot, I critique my work.
—What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?
—The business requires far more hours than shooting.
—What motivates you to continue taking pictures?
—Should your parents have been more or less strict?
—ug... maybe just more present.
—If you could go back in time, what would you do differently?
—I would have followed my gut and cared less what others think.
—What do you do in your spare time?
—Hike and travel.
—What's the side of you that the public never sees?
—I'm very hard on myself and suffer from mood disorders. This causes a lot of highs and lows in my life. Hiking really helps.
—Do you believe in the traditional roles for men and women?
—Nope! But I am the primary caregiver.
—Do you make friends easily?
—Where would you like to live?
—on a water front property with some land.
—Is there life after marriage?
—Do you like dogs or cats?
—Both, we have a Puggle and 2 British Short hairs. They are all basically dogs.. ha!
—Who or what do you hate?
—Simple pleasantries. I can’t pretend when life is good. I see through others when they are pretending it is.
—The best thing in life is:
—The most annoying thing in life is: