"About me" stuff is always a bit weird, isn't it? I'm guessing that you aren't wondering if I like long walks on the beach, so....
I mean, I do, but, my guess is you want to know what I know about photography...so we'll stick with that.
I have attended Collin College for a decade. Yeah. I wanted a commercial photography degree and then decided that I'd rather spend my time taking ALL of the photography classes and no core classes. So I do that. I've taken certain classes up to three times....
I am a member of the Dallas PPA, which is the Professional Photographers of America...also, Texas PPA and PPA. I did the trifecta of Professional Photographer memberships. Not only am I a member, I actually attend "all the things" so it's continuing education at least once a month. (In addition to my little college class habit)
I am certified as a professional photographer through PPA, hence, the cool little "certified" thing on the bottom of the page here. What is "certified"? Well, I passed an exam and then submitted images, (6 images demonstrating 6 key technical skills, and 9 images representing my client work). Those images are judged for technical and aesthetic skills. I am also a Photographic Craftsman through PPA. That one means I taught other photographers...a lot...(only 1% of photographers hold this degree)
For me? Those certifications and degrees meant refining my skills. For you? It means no worries. (Hakuna Matata)
Since a lot of this is a given, I'll share my fun side. I have a darkroom here in the studio. I love film, I love alternative processes, I love talking about it and sharing it and teaching it. This means, not only can I do your portraits, you can also come to one of my workshops. YAY!
I am a funny, quirky, goofy, fun loving chick with a big laugh. It's how sessions go. We laugh. We have fun. It's how workshops go. Honestly, I think it's how every day should go. Laugh, sing, dance and laugh some more.
And in the meantime, let me take your photos so you can remember all the fun you had at this stage in your life. *wink