1. How did you get started in photography and when did you start your business?
I would like to say photography found me. I was looking to take better pictures of some products I was trying to sell for a business and realized I needed a DSLR (a high end point and shoot wasn't cutting it). I began shooting in manual from the first day and loved the control. I painted and taught watercolours when I was 19 and this was like painting within the mess. That was almost 5 years ago.
2. Where are you located? Do you have a studio space or do you shoot on-location?
My studio is located in
Saint John, NB however I live in St George NB (almost an hour from my studio).
3. What do you shoot with and what are your favorite lenses?
I shoot with a D700 and a
Sigma 35mm 1.4 (for newborns) and a Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 for outdoor images.
4. What drew you to newborn photography? Do you photograph anything else?
I love babies! I have five small children and there is something about the purity and perfection of a newborn. They are perfect little people unmarred from the world. I love the challenge of creating beautiful images for their families.
I also photograph babies and children.
5. How would you describe your style? Where do you find inspiration?
Simple but pretty.
I am a Pinterest addict and I love to follow other photographers online. I also know who I am as an artist, I know my style and I love to take elements that I have seen and incorporate them as I feel would work better for my vision.
6. Have you taken any photography workshops/training?
When am I not taking a course? I love to learn, it fulfills my inner nerd.
I have taken courses from Clickin Moms & Creative Live, I also began my photography journey by mentoring under a local photographer.
7. Where do you like to shop for props? Do you have favorite vendors?
Majority of my larger props are from flea markets and yard sales. I am always on the hunt. I do love Dear Felicity, Goodnight Moon, Lavender Blossum and many more.
8. What are three things you wish someone would have told you when starting out?
1. It is 90% business and 10% photography.
2. Know your numbers. Don't price yourself like everyone else, you don't know if they are running in the red or not. Know how much you must earn and don't do it for free, the time you spend away from your children needs to be for a reason.
3. Make friends. Get to know others photographers online and in person. They will understand and they will be awesome.
and work very hard. I'm confident success will come if you're all in
9. What are your favorite things about NBP.com? How long have you been a member?
I love the critiques boards! The only way to improve is to know where you need to push.
10. Please share with us your Top 5 Favorite Images. Why are they your favorites?
I love these images because they were a little more creative. These were images that I had fun creating and thinking a little outside the box, asking myself how I could take each image just a little bit further to create something amazing.
11. What is your photography site and NewbornPhotography.com url?
Website | Facebook |
NBP Profile | Instagram
12. Lastly, tell us about YOU! Who are you other than a photographer?
I am a mom to five
children, two of my children are also autistic. My husband and I approach our
days with humour and love. Some days are a great struggle and other days we
have great achievements.
My husband and I are always renovating, we love old houses and mixing the old with the new.
I used to be an award winning dog groomer, I love dogs and the pet industry but was lucky to find out that I loved photography more.
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