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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!

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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?

    —Ha! Sometimes

  • —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?

    —I am!

  • —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?

    —Posed emotion!

  • —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?

    —Woman.

  • —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?

    —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?

    —Passion

  • —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?

    —yes!

  • —Where would you like to live?

    —on a water front property with some land.

  • —Is there life after marriage?

    —yes.

  • —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:

    —Nature.

  • —The most annoying thing in life is:

    —Bills.