People inspire me to do what I do. There is nothing like capturing the excitement of a bride and groom on their wedding day, a precious newborn, a toddler learning to walk, or the diverse personalities of a family through a portrait.
I love my job and here's a few reasons why I do what I do:
- I won my first camera when I was in the sixth grade and I have not put one down since. I have always been "the one with the camera" capturing shots of all of life's events. My nephew finds this annoying :)
- My true inspiration to begin getting "serious" about photography came with the birth of my oldest son. I could not put the camera down and he inspired me (and still does) to improve my photography skills. He is definitely my most (ok maybe my second most) challenging model!
- My heart doubled in size with the birth of my youngest son, who has now become my latest (and most challenging) model :)
- My education background is in Family Studies (BA from University of Arizona) and Public Administration (MPA from University of New Mexico). I have also been very fortunate to attend and complete numerous photography trainings and workshops.
- I am a member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International and take many workshops to hone my skills under this professional organization.
- I second shot quite a few weddings under the direction of an amazing photographer, John Nelson, before leaping out on my own wedding photography.
- I have taken many newborn focused workshops; to learn proper safety techniques, posing and lighting.
- Why photography?-Photography for me, is a nice mix of working with people, utilizing business skills, and a mechanism to release my creativity.
- Lee is my middle name and yes, it is spelled like a boy...my dad must have predicted that I would use it someday!
- I'm left handed, love the outdoors, traveling and having fun with my husband and boys.
I find being around others is where I belong. I love getting to know new people, hearing their story and working my best to capture they are and what they are experiencing in this short moment in time.
I look forward to not only capturing your own "moment in time" but assisting to create artwork that can be passed down for generations.
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