Please take your time and look around my website, facebook and blog to get a feel for the type of pictures I create. I specialize in family photography serving the Saint Johns, Jacksonville, Switzerland and Saint Augustine areas of North Florida
A little about me....
In my mind I am the lead singer of a cool indy band, drive an old bronco filled with tripods and other various photo equipment with a large yellow lab in the passenger seat.
In reality.... I'm a stay at home mom to 3 boys ....who drives a mini van and has a small (but cute!) little boston terrier.....and all the neighborhood dogs howl when I sing.... ok maybe not...but my kids do plead for me to stop! #truth
I have always loved photography growing up. The excitement that came with dropping off a role of film and the surprise of what developed. A turning point for me was when I took a photography class in high school that not only grew my love of taking photographs but also showed me how to develop film and process my images. It was simply magic. A blank piece of paper one minute was a laughing face the next. The smell of the chemicals and the fun of being in a dark room.... I fell head over heals for all of these little bits of photography magic.
Since then I have taken some college level photography courses while I lived in Colorado (I'm from Indiana originally) and then I moved into the digital world after the birth of my first son. I never would have left the film world but when we moved to Charlotte, North Carolina - I could not find a darkroom to rent like I had in Colorado. The world of photography was changing so I decided to dive right in and teach myself the wonderful world of Photoshop with a few photography workshops sprinkled in for good measure.
Most important -
I love pictures. I love the feel of the paper between my fingers and the memory that comes from looking at that photo. I love seeing stacks and stacks of them all over my house! I should really change my name to photo hoarder..that is how much I love photographs. I love them in frames, I love them in albums, I love them in boxes (or even in drawers), I love them stuck on mirrors and tacked on my walls. I even have a collage of my family under plexiglass all over my desk! I have them printed on canvas, on metal, on glass and even on wood! Any which way a real touchable image just can't be beat.
Try as I might, the digital version just doesn't hold the same magic for me. For this reason I try to combine the digital world that my clients desire with my love for a real photo..... so that is why I gift a free 5x7 with each digital negative purchased (or in a package).
Hopefully this little blurb will help you to know me just a tad better.....
So what are you waiting for? Just pick up the phone and give me a call 904-770-5806 or 704-488-9238