austinphotographer

Give me that school love.

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What do you do with your photographs? Chances are they're stored in a cloud somewhere, or even a hard drive. You find them once in a while and upload them to tag a friend to reminisce with then that file is lost again on the interwebs until you discover it all over again. *le sigh* It's like discovering a lost love.  What do I do? I print them. I collect prints of my images. I love the thought of holding a memory in the palm of my hand... that's also why I print them for my customers. I used to provide a USB full of their images as a standard. Now, it is an add on option. The response I got the first time I handed my client a stack full of their photographs (just because) was genuinely irreplaceable. I loved watching their reactions while thumbing through their photographs. That is when I decided that I was no longer going to just hand a client a thumb drive of pictures. It was always so impersonal, and I didn't realize just how impersonal it was until I handed someone a 4x6 stack of prints from their photo session. I always encourage my clients to print their photographs. I feel like when a photograph sits in a hard drive or on a cloud somewhere it is not being done it's justice. Print that photograph and display it! Show it off to the world!  

 

You are beautiful and smart.

Obligatory introduction.

Hello, lovers!

Since I can remember I have always owned a camera. I love having a camera at all times. I took pictures of everything and I loved, even more, picking up my 4x6 prints from the drug store. I had a problem! My parents complained that my hobby was getting expensive. I would save up my rolls of film and get them all developed at once. I made albums and scrap books of everything. I even wanted to have my very own dark room someday (I still do). So much so that when I went away to school I ended up having a career as an X-Ray tech for nearly a decade. Hey, I was in the medical field and I still was able to take pictures. I loved it! Then, years later, I purchased my first digital camera. It was a small 6 megapixel Canon Powershot. It was small and compact, it cost me about $500. I had no regrets. I was working my "big girl" job and it was one of the first purchases I made. I took pictures of everything. I was so artsy with every shot I took. I loved taking pictures. I was so infatuated with the aesthetics & every little detail that went into taking a photograph.

Fast forward to last year when I purchased yet another camera, this time a mirrorless Sony camera, and told myself that I would not make another big camera purchase until my business allowed me to.  I, then, made it a point to perfect my craft. I went on to attend Austin School of Photography to get a better grip. I knew the little details, but I wanted to perfect them. I wanted to become a photographer that shunned at the thought of "all AUTO everything". YOU GUYS- I'm pretentious. I'm pretentious as all hell. I'll give you the stink eye.. .. PSH!* Auto? What a fraud. Hahahha, I'm totally kidding. Who cares, a beautiful picture is a beautiful picture. I just wanted to cut down on the time of taking multiple photographs. I wanted to be able to meet with a client, take a few shots, and walk about confident in everything photograph I took.

This website is to serve as my personal documentation of the progress of my work & to share my life as a documentarian with you. So, welcome! *hugs*
 

You are beautiful & smart.