1. How did you get started in photography and when did you start your business?
I first got into photography when I was four years old. All I had wanted for Christmas was a blue polaroid camera. From there on I have a camera attached to my hip. It started as a hobby and after graduating, it quickly turned into my lifelong passion. I decided to jump feet first and applied for a business license three years ago and have been a business owner ever since.
2. Where are you located? Do you have a studio space or do you shoot on-location?
Ninety percent of my work
is done in a cozy little studio. The other ten percent is done on-location.
3. What do you shoot with and what are your favorite lenses?
I shoot with a Canon Mark 5D iii. I love my 24-70mm f2.8 lens. It's permanently attached to my camera body. On rare occasions when I switch lenses I will shoot with a nifty 50mm.
4. What drew you to newborn photography? Do you photograph anything else?
When I studied nursing I wanted to be a Labor and delivery nurse. After the birth of my son I decided I didn't want to go back to nursing but I wanted to give full-time photography a try. I remember watching CreativeLive, it was one of Kelly Brown's older classes and I became so intrigued on newborn portraiture. From then on I took workshops, shadowed, read literature and practiced time and time again to perfect my craft.
5. How would you describe your style? Where do you find inspiration?
I like to say that my style is neutral, warm and vintage. I have always felt that the baby should be the focal point. Neutral colors compliment any skin tone and vintage props are usually timeless pieces.
6. Have you taken any photography workshops/training?
I have taken several! Just recently took a workshop through Photographer's Element. Next year I am hoping to take one by Rachel Vanoven.
7. Where do you like to shop for props? Do you have favorite vendors?
I Love Drops and Props and wished they shipped to the US. But my favorite US vendor is Buttercup Props.
8. What are three things you wish someone would have told you when starting out?
1) Pay the big bucks and make your life easier... get a Mac.
2) Composites are awesome don't be afraid of them.
3) Babies can sense your emotions, always remain patient and calm.
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 have been a member on
NewbornPhotography.com for almost a year. What I love most about NewbornPhotography.com is the
contests. They push me to better myself!
10. Please share with us your Top 5 Favorite Images. Why are they your favorites?
These images are images
that I am truly proud of. It's amazing how far someone can come in three years
if they put their minds to it.
11. What is your photography site and NewbornPhotography.com url?
Website | Facebook |
NBP Profile | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram
12. Lastly, tell us about YOU! Who are you other than a photographer?
I am a wife and a mother. A DIY Designer. I'm a prop junky and a lover a chi tea lattes.
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