1. How did you get started in photography and when did you start your business?
Tiny Touch Photography was
formed in 2009. Watching my children grow up right in front of my eyes gave me
the urgency to document once in a lifetime moments as well as everyday moments
that are so very precious. This quickly developed into a deep passion to give
this gift to other families.
2. Where are you located? Do you have a studio space or do you shoot on-location?
Tiny Touch Photography has
a beautiful studio space conveniently located in between Washington DC and
Baltimore Maryland. We photograph only in studio for newborns, but do also go
on-location for other types of sessions.
3. What do you shoot with and what are your favorite lenses?
I photograph with a Nikon
D3s. I have a few favorite lenses that I use for different occasions. For
newborns I use the 35mm 1.4 lens while other studio sessions I use the 24-70mm
2.8 lens. For outdoor sessions I love the 85mm 1.4 lens.
4. What drew you to newborn photography? Do you photograph anything else?
The newborn stage is
absolutely amazing. It's the time that parents are so in awe of their precious
baby and the fact that this beautiful being was made by them, it's so surreal.
The newborn stage fades so quickly and before long they look completely
different. As a parent, I long to bottle up the feelings I had when I brought
home a new baby to keep them fresh forever. With newborn photography, you can
do just that. Parents can look back at their newborn portraits and be instantly
reminded of all the amazing moments and thoughts they experienced and the fresh
raw emotion they felt comes right back.
Though newborns are a large part our business, we also photograph maternity, first year, and children and families.
5. How would you describe your style? Where do you find inspiration?
I focus on posed newborn
portraits. I love getting the curled up squishy images that represent how
flexible and new they are just after birth. I get a lot of inspiration from the
baby themselves. Each baby has their own personality and preferred positions.
We feed off of this to give a more custom experience. I try not to get too much
inspiration from other photographers, as I like to stay true to myself and not
attempt to copy someone else.
6. Have you taken any photography workshops/training?
I mentored with Kelley
Ryden/Tracy Raver early in my career when deciding to focus on newborns and
have also mentored with Kristen Mackey with Son Kissed Photography. I love
learning different tips and viewpoints from successful photographers and having
the ability to take it home and put my own personal spin to it with my style.
7. Where do you like to shop for props? Do you have favorite vendors?
I don't buy to many props
these days as I have a fully stocked prop room, but some of my favorite vendors
are Willow 2 Lane, Knitting Bitty and Pooks & Lulu...though there are many
more that I do keep an eye out for who deliver amazing products.
8. What is something you wish someone would have told you when starting out?
1). Photography businesses
are a business just like any other...be sure to know how to run a business and
how to be profitable.
2). Don't listen to everyone else in what is 'right' or 'wrong' in style, posing, or anything else. Form your own option and be your own person...you will be more desirable to clients if you are an individual.
3). Stay true to yourself...compete with yourself. Don't get down because you aren't as good or advanced (in your opinion) as the photographer down the road or in a photography group you are in. Success is measured by you and no one else. Strive to be the best YOU that there is.
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've been a member of newbornphotography.com since they formed...I think the first month they accepted memberships. I love how everyone comes together to give inspiration, answer questions, and provide a positive place to 'hang out'.
10. Please share with us your Top 5 Favorite Images. Why are they your favorites?
1). Triplets, need I say more? The bond of multiples has always amazed me. They will be best friends forever...growing up together and experiencing things together at the same time.
2. Watching a new mom interact with her new baby is priceless. This image is one of my favorite mom/baby images because of the love she shows on her face. Her baby will never fit in her arms like that again...he will grow so quickly.
4). This is my one of my favorite images because it is unique and a piece of art. In the words of one of my clients, when you walk into the house after a long day of work it will make you smile.
5). This picture is an amazing representation to the dedication of a father and the role of a big brother. The first days having a new baby at home is just as much an amazing experience for bigger siblings as it is for parents.
11. What is your photography site and NewbornPhotography.com url?
Website | Facebook |
12. Lastly, tell us about YOU! Who are you other than a photographer?
I married my high school sweetheart almost 13 years ago and we have 4 beautiful children. Connor is 12, Haley is 10, Tyler is 8 and Caleb is 5. Being there for my kids and spending quality time with them is very important to me. We love to bike, camp, travel, play card games, watch movies, play and watch baseball. My youngest was diagnosed with Autism when he was 4 years old. Being a 'special needs mom' has added a new dynamic to our lives and a new passion for me...making sure he becomes the best version of him that is possible and ensuring I'm present and available for him in every way.
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