“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some it’s a Broadway spotlight, for others, a lamplit desk.”– Susan Cain
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 and 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. After college I did mostly landscapes and pets. Attended my first photography conference with the intent to learn more about the business side of things. I still wasn’t comfortable with photographing people. Then things changed.
My co-worker Victoria asked if I could shoot her senior photo’s. I almost said no but thought, why not. It was a lot of fun putting together a shoot that focused on her interests.
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.