I love just about everything about my business. Of course I love shooting. Getting to have families visit my home and watch them interact with each other is a lot of fun. I love getting them to let lose and capture them at their personal level. Seeing the connection within families is mesmerizing and capturing that connection, especially with families in the midst of growth and change is a big force behind what drives me.
But there's so much more to my business than that. Education, marketing, people skills, financing, editing...oh my gosh the editing....., and another thing I really enjoy which is designing! I love creating new little outfits for my tiniest models to wear. Creating backdrops and props. All of it! I attempt to challenge myself regularly with new designs. I never knitted before I started making bonnets for little newborns. Now I am breaking out into new stitches, new patterns, and someday soon I'll probably do more sewing.
I love flexing my creative muscles and I get inspiration from all over the place. A lot of times it's other creative people, photographers or even non-photographers! I once created a honeycomb style backdrop after watching a cooking show. Why not?
It's a lot of work. Especially when juggling the other demands of the business and two little ones of my own. Sometimes the best time to work is after they've gone to bed...even if maybe I should be in bed myself.
I tell you this so you understand what kind of experience you are getting when you come to my studio. I craft all these things because I care about every detail and I want to see what I have imagined for your and your family come to fruition. Many times it ends up surprising me with the results, but it's always unique!