Transitioning from “just a hobby”

DSC_1796

I have loved taking photographs for as long as I can remember. When I was nine years old and my brother was a baby, my favorite activity was taking photos of him (with my neon pink and black 110 camera) as he was asleep in his crib or just waking up from a nap in his playpen. Cats, trees, bugs- they were all more interesting if I could catch them at the right angle, and in the right light. There is something about capturing a moment in a person’s life, in the way the light touches the trees, or a in a perfectly crisp macro shot of an insect that I just can’t get enough of.

I finally upgraded my equipment from a point-and-shoot digital camera to a DSLR a few years ago and saw what a difference decent lenses can make. Suddenly, visits with my nieces and nephews or a walk in the yard were something more- they were an opportunity to capture moments and preserve them forever.

I never expected that photography would become more than a hobby for me, and (since I am definitely keeping my day job!), it will remain secondary to my career. But, when people began approaching me about shooting their weddings, senior portraits, or purchasing my landscape work based on seeing my facebook posts, I decided to make it semi-official.

So, I’m not entirely sure what this will be. I love shooting landscape and botanical subjects, and consider them my specialty. I also enjoy the challenge of capturing a person or an event (although the stress of making someone other than myself happy with the result is a rather different experience than I am used to).

I will post photos on my website from all of my hired gigs, as well as other images that I just like. If you like them too, and would like to purchase a print or get a quote for you event, please let me know!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *