Maybe! Hahaha! Probably not. But my point is, if you say "Just do your thing!" and you let me run wild and free with my vision, chances are I'll say yes to almost any photography opportunity. However, I do prioritize my schedule to allow for the kinds of images I most enjoy creating. Currently, I'm most interested in documenting everyday life, intimate weddings & elopements, and portraits for couples, engagement, & bridal/wedding shoots.
I am currently not available for traditional wedding photography, traditional family portraits, traditional senior portraits, or posed newborn sessions. Catching a theme there? Ya, I'm not your traditional photographer.
Haha! Yes. I do enjoy creating the getting ready, documentary, and detail images for weddings. So just let me know if you're open to a few untraditional ideas for wedding photography and I'm sure we can work something out. I have a specific style I really love and that style is best suited to documentary, lifestyle, details, and unposed images. If you want your family photographed in unposed, natural states, and you say to me, "I love your style, just do your thing!" chances are I'll say yes. ;-)
Here's my workflow: after a shoot, I will delete duplicates and/or any images I may have taken that don't meet my own quality standards, then I will edit each and every one individually to make sure they look exactly the way I want them to. As part of the session fee you will receive a print release agreement for the edited digital images after my culling process at a size that will allow you to print up to an 8 x 10 inch size print of each photo. (As a side note, you may take the digital images to any printer you like (costco, kinkos, shutterfly, etc.) but I do not guarantee the image print quality. If you want a print quality guarantee on any of my images, you must let me help you order through a professional photo printer of my choosing.)
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Great question! I've been dabbling in photography ever since I took my first and only photography class in 2005. For that class I just had to have the latest and greatest camera with the most megapixels I could afford. Even though I had learned how to shoot in manual instead of auto, it wasn't until 2010, around the time I had my own children, when I really forced myself to move past the auto setting and get to know my camera intimately. I didn't really like the whole staged, posed, mall photography scene. It felt too forced and unnatural for me. Yet I wanted images of my kids. So I did it. I decided to shoot exclusively in manual mode. Best. Decision. Ever. I've been creating my own images for my family ever since. It wasn't until the end of 2013 that I really began to consider accepting paid clients for my photography. In 2014 I decided to make the transition, bought a new camera (Canon EOS 6D), created a website, and started building my portfolio. I'm super excited that I did and I'm looking forward to my future in this creative field.
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