Thank you for visiting my blog! I specialize in both Travel Photography and Lifestyle Photography. Travel photography is where it all began but as life has sped up a bit, I don’t get to travel as much as I used to. So I’ve recently been drawn into the world of Lifestyle Photography. What is lifestyle photography, you ask? Well, for me it is very candid, no props, no posing, all natural light and is a true example of who you were in that moment and what your life was like. Maybe it was taken in your home, or in your favorite place in town. But these are photos that will take you back to that moment, that age, that home. All the details that are so easily forgotten. That is what draws me to this art – preserving memories that may have never been remembered otherwise.
I’ve been doing photography for 4 years now. It all started with a little trip to Europe in 2006. I spent 6 months living in London, bartending at a sports bar, and spending my time off in fabulous places like Sardinia, Italy and Paris. At that point, I only had a point-n-shoot camera, but I found myself getting some pretty cool shots. I went back to Europe in 2008 with my now-husband and drove him absolutely insane with all my photo taking. The second half of our trip was spent in Japan, so one night we were at dinner in Tokyo when he said “Ya think its about time to buy a digital SLR? When you lie on the ground to take photos with a point-n-shoot, I think you’re pushin it to its limits….” It took me a while to warm up to the idea of carrying around a big dSLR all over the world, but after taking few trial shots at a camera store, I was hooked. I went back to London where I spent a couple more months and I bought myself the Canon D450. From there, I planned all my travel around that camera. I have since returned to America and have still planned all my travel around that camera. And frankly, It has turned into an obsession.
I have since upgraded to the Canon7D, which I absolutely love. As for lenses, I use the 24-104 f4 L for most of my travel photos and also have a fixed 50 mm 1.8 lens for the “love bugs” and low light work.
I have a professional print lab that I use for prints. They do an amazing job. I also have an amazing photographer friend – Barry Bailey – who prints canvases for me. He prints the canvases with archival quality ink and then sprays them with a UV protective sealant. He ships them to me and I wrap them around 1.5″ deep stretcher bars. We can do most sizes, depending on the image. We recently printed my Angel Oak Tree panorama at 60″ and are planning to do a 90″ one. So if you want it, we can make it happen! Canvases are definitely my specialty.
Some of this blog is going to be about the people in my life. I am cursed with the memory of a goldfish, which takes me back to my first paragraph. In addition to capturing YOUR memories, I also would like to use this blog as a place to capture my memories through photos of our life and our story. So my everyday life will also be included. I have an amazing husband, Zane, who absolutely hates having his photo taken. But my beautiful niece and nephew are far more cooperative, so they are the ones who truly line the pages of this blog.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you’ll take the time to look through my portfolio as well!