For years now my "About Me" section has talked little about me but more about why you should hire me. So I would like to be a more personal with you and invite you to know more about me.
Growing up, my dream was to have a family of my own. I wanted to get married, and I was so very much looking forward to being a mommy. Watching my mom excel in both of these roles was inspiring to me, and that is what I dreamed of.
I was married in 2002 at a winery in Temecula, Ca. It was beautiful and all that I hoped it would be. I married a wonderful man, and it's a joy to be able to share my life with him. Two years later, Rob and I had our first little girl, Kaylie Nichol. She was beautiful, with dark brown hair and eyes! Then, two and a half years later, we had another little girl, Autum Praise. She was also a beautiful baby, but with blue eyes and very light sandy blonde hair! My girls are ever changing and growing up so fast. I'm so proud of them both. Autum is the one who loves the camera, although you can not tell from the picture below. She is my little model. Kaylie could careless about me and my camera, but she loves to be behind the camera, taking pictures of everything. My dreams came true, I a proud wife and mommy. I truly enjoy my life. It's all that I have ever hoped for and SO much more! Thank you Jesus.
I started my business the same year I was married, 2002. I felt like I had an eye for photography and knew I could learn the technical side. I feel that God has blessed me with an artistic eye and a creative mind to go with it. I do believe that I am where I am, not because of me and how great I have become, but because God has given me an imaginative tool to use. I hope to shine His light through my work. I enjoy every moment I get behind my camera and I hope that you can see that while you look through my website. Looking back through my past contracts, I can see that I am improving as a photographer and an artist, and I am excited about where I am. I don't hold a degree in photography, but I have 14 years experience of photographing people and capturing special moments in their lives!
I'm inspired by my kids, all kids! I love capturing toddlers, they are cute and curious about life. Everything is SO new to them. I admire that. I also love seeing expectant moms. Being a mom myself, I know the ups and downs of pregnancy! I also know the joys you experience when you feel your baby move for the first time or the nights that you're up dreaming of what they will look like or what their name will be. And then there's couples in love! Watching a bride and groom bond on their wedding day. The pressures, nerves, is all melted away after they say their "I do's". Anticipating those moments and being able to capture that forever is a wonderful sensation.
Just a few crazy things about me. I don't like chocolate. I know, weird. I do like white chocolate though. My favorite flower is a Gerber daisy. I love to get packages in the mail. Not small envelopes...packages! I also love being that mom, that really involved mom. It's not annoying to my girls at the age they are, but I'm sure I will have to back off at some point, for now...I attend EVERYTHING!
Thank you for taking the time to read about me. If you have any questions, I'm an open book please feel free to ask! Please send me an email and tell me about YOU!