Family and Relationships mean everything!
I’ll never forget a young mother and wife, who scheduled a time for me to photograph her new baby and their first family portraits. Then the unthinkable happened.
Just one week after the session, her husband died in a work related accident. Suddenly, those professional portraits became one of his wife’s most cherished treasures.
“A photograph never grows old,” Albert Einstein once said. “You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same.”
Who do you trust to create these priceless images and preserve them? As you make this important decision, here are six key things to know:
- “Once upon a lifetime” guides my style. Timeless photographs not only capture a fleeting moment; they tell a captivating story that will resonate for years to come.
- Experience matters. I was 9 when my parents gave me my first camera—a little 110. I used this pocket-sized camera to shoot photos of everything, from trees to clouds to birds roosting on telephone poles. My favorite creative outlet grew into a business when I opened my photography studio in Centerville in September 1991, after completing my degree in portrait photography and business.
- These aren’t just pictures to me. Each image I create is as unique as the people in the picture. I put my heart and soul into each image to capture your distinctive personality and spirit.
- Beware of the “digital dark ages.” By some accounts, less than 1 photo in 100,000 is printed today. Even executives from Google talk of a coming “digital dark age,” where very little will be known about who we are today, because technology will evolve and our memories—including digital photos—are at high risk of being left behind. In contrast, a professionally created portrait, carefully prepared and printed on archival quality materials, will stand the test of time and preserve your family history for generations to come.
- Giving back is important to me. I’ve been a 4-H leader for more than 25 years and also enjoy teaching photography classes to local 4-Hers. I received my accreditation in 2007 to photograph children with special needs from SKPA(Special Kids Photography of America). I volunteer my services to Iowa Foster and Adoption agencies and also with local hospitals when needed (with a charitable organization that provides free professional portraits to families suffering a stillbirth or early infant loss.) I donate services to various groups, schools, Pancake Day and animal rescue efforts.
- I’m here when you’re ready. I’ve been a professional photographer for more than 25 years and love what I do. While you may not need my services today, life happens. Things change. Priorities shift. Whenever you’re ready to invest in professional photography, I’ll be here for you to create these priceless memories. You and your family deserve nothing less.