...is the challenge of capturing the "art" in my subjects - the unique, beautiful individuality in each person and family. I try not to do the same thing twice. I have no formula for my sessions - instead I come prepared and open-minded. I do not supply vintage accessories or rusty props. I do not make you jump. I never ask anyone to "say cheese". My art is in capturing not just your face, but who you are showing through.
Photography turned from hobby to business very quickly for me. I studied through the New York Institute of Photography mainly to learn how to use our first SLR. Once I got the hang of it, I was hooked! I took pictures for anyone and everyone and the requests kept pouring in. When I realized people preferred paying me over asking for free pictures, I figured I was on to something and Journey To Memories was born in 2007. The satisfaction of delivering excellent work motivates me to continue learning new photography skills and editing techniques. I vow to never quit growing as an artist or as a businesswoman.
Part of learning and growing as a person has been to take advantage of open doors when life takes a turn. Those doors have led me into a new main career as a Sommelier, Wine Tasting Room Manager and Wine Distributor. As a photographer, this has meant a great deal more business and product photography to enhance social media and other marketing avenues in the wine industry. It has been an exciting change for me and you will certainly be seeing more of this kind of work in my portfolio!
Read about my process for personal or business sessions on my Customer Experience page.
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