Hi! I am Michele, the gal behind the camera. I am a coffee addict, animal lover, traveler, and an introvert. Yep, I have a hard time putting myself out there, or meeting new people. So how and why did I start my own photography business? I’m still asking myself that question all the time.
I didn’t really get interested in photography until I was in college. I needed 3 more credits so I took photography as an elective class. It was a challenge to learn how to use a SLR camera. It was an even bigger challenge learning how to expose my own film in the dark room. I enjoyed the way I could show the rest of the world what I saw through the lens in my own way. I typically took images of wildlife and landscapes. Not once did I ever consider becoming a photographer as a career.
After graduation I was working as an interior designer. I liked the company I was working for, and I enjoyed the challenge of each new project. I purchased my first DSLR, and kept taking images of wildlife and landscapes. I never really thought about becoming a portrait photographer.
A few years ago one of my co-workers asked if I could do her senior photo’s. I thought why not. It was a lot of fun putting together a shoot that focused on Victoria and her interests. I can honestly say that I didn’t like my senior portraits. They were done in a studio with no thought to my interests as an individual. Today’s seniors have a multitude of choices and no longer have to follow the typical rules for their portraits. Keep that in mind when choosing your photographer, whether it is me or someone else.