HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I have been a working photographer for 10 yrs. now. I got my start by shooting film stills on “Made for TV” Documentaries and Films. I was terrible at it to begin with but after lots of practice I have developed a style of romanticism that is photojournalist at heart.
HOW LONG DOES A PHOTO SESSION USUALLY LAST?
This really depends on your needs but the average session lasts for 1.5 hours. This gives me time to really get to know everyone ensuring we get photos that are a real representation of you.
WHAT ARE SOME ITEMS IN YOUR BAG?
Since I am a mom of a toddler there is a lot that goes in my bag, a juice box, a dye-cast car, my iphone, often times a spare camera/batteries/flash light, baby wipes/sanitizer , fruit snacks, a tea bag, wallet, pen and stylus, a pad of paper, an HDMI cable, the Bible, a hair bow, sunglasses, lip gloss and mascara, coupon cards, a scarf/sweater, oh and a multi tool.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEST TO WEAR?
This is the most common question for me. Ultimately you need to be comfortable and confident. If you are comfortable and confident you shine!!!! You may want to consider styling your session with a particular theme, color scheme, or time period which can be a lot of fun and add flare to your memories, really speaking of who you are. Let me know what ideas you have and I can point you in the right direction for clothing or props. I love looking in places like www.etsy.com for props or www.theshabbyapple.com for clothing.
WHAT IS SOMETHING WONDERFUL AND WEIRD ABOUT YOU?
I am an art freak. I was the kid that wore a red cape to grade school and never cared what other people thought. I seemed to get along with everyone in high school. Not popular, just social. I still am, but I never hung out with any one group of people except the other weird artists. We had a blast, hanging out around a campfire and making up ridiculous poetry, laughing, or play our guitars, worshiping the Creator of the Universe. When I wasn’t doing that I was painting. So like I said, I am an art freak!
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?
I am fortunate to be a mobile business coming to your home or via Skype at a distance. My home is located in small town USA (Hollister, FL) but I do a lot of work in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Switzerland and Gainesville FL. I am a military wife so I have traveled all over photographing couples and families.
CAN PETS BE INCLUDED IN MY SESSION?
Yes, I love animals of all kinds! I work very well with all kinds of pets but especially with dogs. I have been training dogs since I was 8yrs. old with my father (an expert animal behaviorist) and I have photographed oodles of pets throughout the years due to my relationship with his business.