For the longest time I always said, "...and on a whim I take photos..." I've always been a photographer, but it wasn't until recently I decided to make it a career. Even though I'm quite the tech-nerd, I'm also really old-fashioned. People often describe me as being quaint and quirky. I use a "+" symbol as my "and" in between the words to symbolize that they are kind of polar opposites, it's mathy, and it's like a lower case 't'.
HAVE YOU GONE TO COLLEGE?
Yes! I majored in Digital Art at LSU and obtained my BFA in 2011. At LSU I concentrated in, photography and the age-old art of printmaking. I was also the first A.V.A.T.A.R (Advanced Visual Arts, Technology, and Research) graduate at LSU which means that I've studied computer science and implemented that technology into my art. I also studied music and performance theatre.
WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION?
11 days after my 19th birthday, my parents had another baby! There was a moment when I was in the labor/delivery room looking at my parents holding my newborn baby brother and thought to myself, "Whoa...my parents are parents!" I got a unique perspective of seeing how my parents raised me while I am in my adulthood. (You can read more of that story here...)
WHAT KIND OF GEAR DO YOU USE?
I use to have a very complicated set up, but it takes a way from the moments. I now shoot with:
+5D Mark III
+70-200 2.8L II
+Carry everything in my Ona Capri bag
(I have back up cameras, strobes, speedlites, various other lenses, and also Photographer's insurance)
DO YOU SHOOT MORE THAN JUST FAMILY SESSIONS (EXAMPLE: WEDDINGS)?
YES! I do...I have a very lifestyle+photojournalistic approach, so if you like candid moments and not very posed photos I'm your girl! I have photograph events, weddings, hotels, bloggers, small business owners, and for different companies. As long as you think my style would work well for you I would love to talk to you about new projects!
WILL YOU BLOG OUR SESSION?
Yes! Blogging is my number one form of advertisement! My goal for every session (as of January 2015) is to photograph as if it were to be on my blog. It ensures a quality standard for me. However, I will for sure respect your privacy and not post, blog, or do any form of advertisement with you photos if you wish otherwise.