Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my site and clicking on the ABOUT ME section! Here I am! I'll go ahead and interview myself so you can get to know me better. ;)
What does photography mean to me?
"Oh, that's a good question, Tara. Thank you for asking! Well, for me, it helps me slow down and look at the big picture. What is happening? How are we going to remember this moment? Where is the emotion? When I look into my past, the memories that stand out the most are the ones that were photographed, printed, and put into an album or framed on the wall. I love sitting through those albums with family, especially my kids! The memories that come alive in those books are priceless!"
Speaking of your kids, how do they feel about photography?
"Oh! I'm so glad you asked! For my daughter, I have millions of photos. Printed, on hard drives, in books... My son, not so much (he's five years younger than she). :( Over the last year or two, I made more of an effort to print them and hang them on our walls. We have a collage of framed prints next to our dinner table. My kids love to stare at them and talk about them during our meals. My son will randomly be chewing and blurt out "That's me!" I can tell it makes him feel proud to see his photo amongst the other members of our family."
Where do you see your photography going over the next few years?
"Oh gosh, that's a hard one! Hmmm... I know some photographers suggest you find a subject that suits you best. Whether it be weddings, senior portraits, newborns... Maybe that will happen to me, but right now I enjoy trying new things, working with new photographers, trying out new concepts. I also retouch for commercial photographers part time. As these years get busier and busier, I'll need to find a balance where I can still play a big part as Mom, but keep my love for photography alive and well. I'm enjoying the ride thus far! I look forward to what the future brings!"