Spring is happening! It is time to shed the winter layers, get our hair highlighted and absorb the sun. Book an indoor studio session or a location of your choice within a 10 mile radius of Council Bluffs, IA. The time to get family portraits is NOW!
Capturing the photograph is just part of what I offer with any photography package you purchase from me. The work after I capture the photograph is where the investment pays off because I can and do provide photo editing that will give you the best look! I will fix blemishes, highlight your hair color, bring out your eyes and even change the background for you. I can fix already photographed images as well by removing objects and even creating a focal point on the person in the photograph by blurring out the backgrounds.
Anyone can take a picture, but a good photographer can also edit their photographs professionally using Photoshop and Lightroom. Some will say it is cheating, but that is not how I see it. A Chef wouldn’t cut the meat with his hands, he would use his tools of the trade to give you the best cut of meat. I use all the tools I have to do the same thing. Some prefer light editing and some may want complete model approved images! When booking me, it will be something we cover during our consultation!
I have always been attracted to black & white photography. It is moody, mysterious, and classic to me. I am hoping my new art show at Harvester Artist Lofts for the Spring Open House will be a small collection of my black and white work. Here are a few pieces I hope to include…
A few month ago I had pulled my social media account and closed down my website because I had decided maybe this dream will never happen. I don’t have the luxury of buying new equipment and upgrading my camera; so I began feeling stuck and defeated. I was second guessing myself and my path as a photographer.
Luckily for me, I don’t depend on my photography for income - otherwise I would be living on the streets. I also do not believe in charging clients exuberant amounts of money either, which is probably my downfall. When I got my first camera, I began offering free photo shoots to create and build my skills and portfolio. Not only did this help me grow, but it gave me hands on learning experiences and I created a small clientele.
I am happy to announce that regardless of my over analytical thinking, I am going to continue forging ahead with my work as a photographer. I will continue sharing my experiences through this blog, and perhaps I will reach an audience who feels the same and wants to grow with me. Never give up, and never compare yourself or your work to anyone else.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2019! Make every day count.
When I moved to Iowa I had no idea the amount of art and culture I would be exposed to. People also assume Iowa is flat. There is more happening here in Iowa than I ever anticipated, and I am so grateful to call this state my home now. Every town I have visited offers art in some way, shape or form; even the smallest of towns. This past week I got to spend a few days in Des Moines and I was able to explore the downtown area. What a beautiful and artful place, where beauty is everywhere you look. From the architecture to the parks, Des Moines is a city rich in history and art. I found myself exploring the Pappajohn Sculpture Park first, and it was a place where everyone takes time to sit and read, or pop in the head phones for a five minute day dream.