Updated: May 3
Hi everyone, and welcome to my photography blog!! This is something completely new for me! I wanted a way to share helpful session tips, let my clients get to know me a little before their shoots, and maybe even brag about some of the gorgeous sessions I get to do in beautiful Erie, PA! I thought a blog would be a great way to do this!
My husband bought me my first dslr back in 2010, before our oldest daughter was born. He knew I wanted to capture every little moment with her! I got serious about learning the ins and outs of photography and editing, though, when my husband deployed for a year in 2016. Photography became my outlet; and, the perfect way to keep my husband in touch with our kids even though he was half a world away.
Now we have 3 little ones and a crazy dog that I just love to pieces! I love seeing how I've grown as a photographer over the years. I'm a huge proponent of continuing education, and truly believe that you're never done learning. Already this year I've enrolled in an in-person Ana Brandt baby workshop, an off-camera lighting course, and a family session retreat. I love challenging myself to learn something new to keep my work fresh and interesting!
I officially started my business in January of 2021...I know...during Covid...kind of crazy! But honestly, it's been an amazing experience! I wasn't intending to really dive into the business side of photography quite so soon. I wanted to wait until our youngest daughter was in Kindergarten before officially starting a business. But with the slower pace of life during this last year, it gave me the time I needed to figure out packages and pricing, business social media, register for licenses and insurance, learn about taxes and accounting, and organize a website. It's A LOT of work!! But it's been incredible and I truly love it!
The absolute best thing about all the work I put into my new, little business is meeting wonderful families and delivering beautiful portraits! I can't explain how happy my heart is when I get a "thank you" note or email from a client. I have been so lucky to work with some amazing families this first year! I've gotten to meet the sweetest babies and children; and, I'm so thankful that these families have allowed me to capture their precious moments together! I couldn't do any of this without the support of my family and friends, and of course my wonderful husband!
So, be on the lookout for new blog posts! And please let me know if there's anything you're curious about, or would like to see me write about!
Take care and smile pretty!!