When I took the leap and bought my first DSLR it was never with the intention to point the lens at people. I hike .. a lot… and wanted to have a way to take amazing photos of the beautiful places I get to see. After a little while and getting comfortable with using my camera in Manual mode I started taking pictures of my family and it was during this time that I realized I was hooked. Having a teenage daughter also helped.
We all have a million pictures of our children while they are young and then after about the age of 8 the pictures get less and less with only the standard school photos yearly.
I took my daughter to an Easter mini session a few years ago and she was almost too big for the set. It was with this knowledge and desire to not let these older years slip by that I have found my passion of photographing tweens & teens. The Joy of shooting this genre of photography has given me so much on a personal level. The look on parents faces when you provide them with images of their children that resonate their individuality and personalities that are rarely captured is one of the most gratifying things I have ever done.
I look forward to this new journey in my life