Those of you that have know me know that my camera is my creative outlet! I've had a camera in my hands since I was young, I was film-trained in high school and college, and I have had my own photography business for over 5 years.
I have had the pleasure of watching people join hands in marriage (and cried, ) hold their day-old babies (and cried,) and continue capturing their family history as they grow.
I've taken over 1000 headshots.
I've seen the most beautiful women shed a layer (or all their layers) for stunning images.
I've had dogs & babies poop on me.
I've held brides' dresses up in the stall during their bathroom break.
I've laughed with every single person I've met.
I've been on a sailboat in Vieques & a frozen ice-ledge in Wisconsin~ ok, this was "fun" and "work"
I've felt blessed every step of the way, and I can only thank every person with a 'Photograph MN' stamp on their image!!!
No, I'm not quitting :)
After a life-changing accident that messed up my right thumb and elbow & took my brain for a spin, I had to consider my (new) physical limits and choose what would keep me in this industry long-term and so I have decided to shift my focus to project-based photography and video. I've had the opportunity to work with product photography, fashion photography and video projects in the past and it's always been a 'want' for me but I just had too many other things on my schedule to focus on it.
So what does that mean for my former clients? I'm still here for you! I will offer smaller, more intimate sessions from time to time. If I can't fit you into my new calendar, I'd love to refer you to some of my Photographer friends who are still taking new clients. I'll miss you like crazy, but that doesn't mean we can't still share these moments together, now I just get to come hold your baby & attend your wedding as your friend :)
And to my new clients, Hello! Here's how I imagine you in my dreams:
You're looking for someone who is very "real" with their clients.
You appreciate creativity & a unique eye. The images that you use are in 20 places, are wrong sizes & sometimes not even what you need.
You have short-term and/or long-term projects and want to build a relationship with someone who can take these projects and roll with them.
You value quality, supporting local businesses & honesty.
Am I close???
I often have a different hair color every time we meet.
I wear jeans & have no problem telling you the weird things I'm thinking about.
I love getting to know you, your life, your business & your favorite doughnut~ surprisingly it helps me do a better job.
I am really excited for this next step. I'd like to give a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has supported me in the past and encouraged me in the present — as well as give a big ‘Hello’ to the future! Welcome to C'N Visual Concierge.