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Lifestyle Portrait Photography (maternity, newborn, family, children, seniors), Wedding Photography, Event Photography
I’ve always loved taking pictures all the way back to when I had my Kodak 110 film camera. I worked for a school photographer for 16 years and decided that I wanted to do this on my own, so I went back to college when my daughter was a senior in high school and got my Certificate in Photography.
My most favorite project isn’t necessarily a project, but a whole new branch of my photography business, and that’s weddings. I never thought I wanted to do weddings, but I got out of my comfort zone and started second shooting for free for a couple of the most awesome wedding photographers and just great ladies. They taught me everything I know! Now, I am in love with photographing weddings. They are exhausting but so much fun!
My dream shoot would be to shoot a wedding or engagement in Yellowstone! It’s my absolute favorite place on earth, and I love shooting landscapes there. So to combine both of my passions would just be a dream come true!
The person that I admire most in my personal life is my mom for sure! She raised me and my brother and did it all by herself. I didn’t realize all of the sacrifices that she made for us until I was an adult and had my own kids.
In my business life, I admire Katherine Beth of Katherine Beth Photography. She’s the one who took a chance on me and let me shoot with her team when she was put on bed rest at 19 weeks of her pregnancy and still had 5 months of weddings to shoot. But she made it work, with our help, and she did it with grace and strength. And now she has a beautiful baby girl!
I don’t really have a “style," but I like light, crisp, clean images.
My favorite Kraft & Jute product is definitely the thumb drives. I never wanted to be that photographer who finished a shoot and never saw my client face to face again. I like to deliver a gallery in person and then hand them over their images on a thumb drive in super cute packaging with my logo on it so they don’t forget where their images came from. I use the bamboo ones for my portrait sessions and the crystal ones for my weddings.
Honestly, I really hate the marketing side of my business, and I’m not that good at it. I belong to a networking group, and I try to make connections with other people in the industry. I try to use Instagram, but let’s be honest, who really knows how to make that work!!
I collect Christmas ornaments from all of the places that me and my family have visited and Starbucks cups from all of the same places.
My favorite thing about the place I live would probably just be the fact that most of my family lives here and we’re all close. And we have some pretty cool places to shoot.
I love, love, love hockey!!! I’m obsessed! And I’m a die-hard Anaheim Ducks fan whether they are losing or winning.
I am absolutely in love with my Canon 70-200 2.8L lens. It takes the best portraits and gives you that dreamy background.
I don’t really think I have a favorite place to go for inspiration. Probably anywhere in nature inspires me. I just like it to be pretty.
I don’t really listen to podcasts, and if I’m going to read, it’s usually a good romance novel!
I love Jenna Kutcher! She’s just so positive, and I love the fact that she’s so transparent and doesn’t let the world’s views affect her. She’s just very inspiring.
3.0 Speed and 16GB USBs for photography packaging... that's how we do it
So what's the big deal?
Well the big deal is that by us focusing on just one speed (the fastest) and one size (the most common) we can offer you these two features at the same cost that you used to be able to buy an 8GB 2.0 USB drive at in the past.
Anytime I talk to professional photographers or other Lightroom users I am quick to ask if they are using Lightroom presets. I do this because I really can't imagine my Lightroom experience without them.