Who I am:
I'm a wife of 25+ years. Mom to a grown son who I couldn't be prouder of! And, I'm a dog person. I've had two cats in my lifetime and both had bad attitudes, whereas my dogs are always happy to see me, even if I've only walked to the mailbox and back. I enjoy gardening - when I have time, I LOVE the beach and should have been a pirate. Actually, I'm happy on any body of water, put me on a boat on a lake or a river and I'm more than happy! I used to scrapbook, but I spend too much time playing with photo editing so I just transferred that love to photography. I worked in an office for years as an Accountant/H.R. Coordinator, but being that I hate mornings, I'm better off running my own business.
Why do I take photographs?
My original answer to this question would be that it's because it's exciting to me to see something through my eyes and envision what it would look like on paper and then to make it happen. But, I guess it goes deeper than that. My father had a Vivitar 35mm camera when I was growing up, he taught me to look through the viewfinder and adjust the settings until the exposure was in the center. At the time, that meant nothing to me, but I could do it! After I got married he then bought me a Minolta (which I still have) and I could get some beautiful photos from that camera. Honestly though, I still didn't really know what I was doing, just how to get it so the exposure was correct. I did learn though, that if the shutter speed was too low, you'd blur anything that was moving. Then the digital camera came on the scene and I loved the fact that you could see your photos immediately and that you didn't have to spend a fortune on film. So I bought me a Kodak point-and-shoot and then upgraded to one with more megapixals and greater optical zoom. Most of the older photos on my blog (link above) are from that camera. The great thing about it was that I would put it on automatic and take a picture, then I would look at what it produced and decide if I liked it. If I didn't I learned to put it in manual and change the settings to get what I wanted. I really began to understand aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. So, next step? Get a better camera! I saved up and purchased a Canon DSLR in June 2010 and in addition to the kit lens, I purchased a tele-photo lens, and a 50mm (which is my favorite). I'm happy with the photos you see here, but the more I know, the more I want, and my wish list is a page long....
Where I do it:
I live just south of Louisville and will shoot anywhere in North Central Kentucky, however if you want me to shoot outside of the Louisville area, a travel fee will be added to my usual booking fee. What does the Louisville area include? Basically, North to Jeffersonville, IN, South to Clermont/Bernheim, East to Anchorage and West to West Point. If you want to do a session outside my little corner of the world, then a small mileage charge would be applied.
How to schedule a shoot:
You can either use the Contact Page form to shoot me a message, or you can call me at 502-550-1743.
I look forward to capturing your memories!
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