I will not deny that I am a busy lady. However, if you were to ask someone who knows me, I think they would say I am INSANELY busy. Great example of how easy it is to be quick to judge or compare, right? We base all of our thoughts and feelings about people on appearances until we take the chance to get to know them. So, I may appear to be INSANELY busy, but I will tell you that I make sure I have time for my family. And friends. Everything else is scheduled around that. We have a pretty good routine around our house now, and I think everyone can say that we do a lot, but we play a lot also, which I think is important. I don’t want to look back and wish I had taken more time to spend with my children when they were young.
So, with that being said, what all do I have to offer on the business end?
Let me back up and shed some light on a few things. Ten years ago I started a job with the Bureau of Land Management, designing outdoor recreational/interpretive panels for historical sites and exhibits. I loved it. I loved being outside, I loved designing on the computer, and I loved interacting with the many people that were involved in each project. However, there was a limit to my creativity with that line of work, so I decided to branch out on my own. I started designing business logos, cards, and posters, and eventually worked my way into web design. I also got a lot of clients who would email me old photos and ask if I could restore them or fix them. Keep in mind, this was really before the average person had a digital camera, so I got really good and had lots of practice on crummy photos. LOL I then decided to expand and dabble in some photography, since I had done it in high school for our yearbook and enjoyed it. I knew what looked good on the computer and after it was printed, so instead of trying to explain what I wanted to come out of the camera to other photographers, why couldn’t I just go capture it myself?
Fast forward. . . and today here I am. Now I am at the point where I am taking photos for high school seniors, families, special events, etc. I am still new in this area of the business. I do not have near the photography portfolio that some of the other photographers have in this area. But, I will tell you, I have the eye, I have the desire for good photos, and I have the creative itch to go out and make your session special. If we don’t get the desired results that we both like, I will gladly go out again on my own time and try again. If the weather turns out to be crummy on your scheduled session date, we will reschedule. On top of that I have many years of experience in graphic design, which allows me to design a custom graduation announcement, family christmas card, or a photo collage that is made just for YOU. I will be straight up-I do not purchase pre-made templates for any project. I design my own custom backgrounds and graphics that fit the style of the subject. If you see something online that you like and would like to have something similar, that is fine, but I will guarantee you that you will have announcements, cards, or whatever you are wanting like no one else’s, and that’s just how I like it to be. :)
If there is something custom you would like, let’s talk about it! I am ALWAYS open to your suggestions. I got asked the other day in a department store if I would make a special trip to a home for some custom cat pictures. . . what does that tell you?! :) (And if your curiosity is killing you, I said yes!)
So, I’ve decided to post a few recent projects that I have done that are not just photos, so you can see for yourself that the possibilities are endless-my job is easy-it’s your job of deciding what you want that is the difficult part!
1. Custom Photo Template for a County Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale: Each exhibitor’s photo is sent as a thank you to the animal buyer
2. Custom Marketing Packages: Facebook Timeline Image & Facebook/Twitter Icon
3. Custom Wedding Announcements
That is just a few of my projects-now if I could just upload all my previous posts from my old blog we would be stylin’! :)