self portrait ©2007
"I decided to become a photographer because it offered a means of creative thought and action. I didn't rationalize this, I felt it intuitively, and followed my intuition, which I have never regretted". ~ Wynn Bullock
I was born to be a photographer...I have enjoyed photography for as long as I can remember. I held my first camera ( a Fisher Price) on Christmas Day when I was 3 years old, exclaiming, "A CAMER !" (We have it recorded on a cassette tape.) When I was five I shot crooked pictures with a little purple Ansco 110 Pixie. Later, I'll never forget the first time I processed my own film...what a feeling! There is nothing like printing in the darkroom...so much careful "doctoring" to each print...then watching your own creation come to life before your eyes. I have been known to spend countless hours on a single image...working nonstop until I am satisfied with the result. I have also been known to pull over on the side of the road and stand inside my trunk to get a good shot. When it comes to photography I am a perfectionist. In 2003, I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Photography.
I was also born to be a loving mother to my sweet daughter, Savanna, who is growing so fast that my camera cannot even keep up with her! I have been married for two years to my wonderful husband, Brian, who works as a computer drafter in Nashville, and on the side, he also makes a great photography assistant!
My style of photography is very simple with an artistic approach. I don't use many props or busy backgrounds. I feel that the focus should be on the subject of the photo. I love adding a bit of color to black and white photos and making portraits relaxed, yet beautiful. Sometimes the best photos have a slight candid feel to them. I don't like forced poses... I want people to be comfortable and children to be themselves. My goal is to capture the subject's true personality in my photos. I can act like a complete goof-ball during an entire photo shoot just to get people and children to loosen up and have a good time. Also, I don't set time limits. I understand that with babies and young children, breaks/feedings are needed and that is absolutely fine.
My studio is located on Main Street in historic Spring Hill, Tennessee. I also have a beautiful garden studio in Thompson's Station. Please don't hesitate to contact me for any of your photographic needs. I pride myself in the care and detailed attention I give to each and every client... I look forward to hearing from you!
"To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all facilities converge to capture one fleeting reality. It's in that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy". ~ Henri Cartier Bresson
Photography is my passion. Let me share it with you.