I consider myself a people person, and one of my favorite parts of this business is getting to know my clients and their families personally so that I can really capture their true personalities. So I thought you might like to get to know me a little better before we work together.
::I’ve been shooting professionally for 5.5 years, but art has always been in my blood. I used to paint once upon a time when I had free time, and I graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) with a BFA in Printmaking. I then went on to work at the Center for Puppetry Arts for almost a decade as an event coordinator and graphic design assistant. I can plan a mean birthday party, know more about puppetry than I ever dreamed of, and learned the importance of delivering exceptional customer service.
::I didn’t grow up wanting to be a photographer. I wanted to be a gemologist. (Is that even a real thing?) I just loved gemstones and wanted to do something I loved for work. Funny how life turns out, because I’m doing that now… just with a camera and your loved ones instead of rocks.
::I am a wife to Craig and a mama to Leighton (3.5 yrs). She is silly, sassy, way too smart… and she’s a red head, which we never saw coming. We also got some surprising baby news last fall, and we are awaiting the arrival of our twin girls any day now! Being a mom has helped me immensely with navigating a variety of behaviors from kids, and I’m able to roll with just about anything… trust me when I say that your child is not the first to act like a crazy person when it’s time for family photos.
::One of my favorite meals to cook and eat is my grandmother’s chicken cacciatore. I love the smell of butter and onions and red wine that fills the kitchen while it’s cooking, and it never fails to bring back childhood memories of those same scents in my grandparents’ house.
::I have a travel bucket list that’s a mile long, but my favorite place in the world to vacation is just a state away in St. Augustine, Florida. My grandparents have had a house on the beach (as in stepping out the back door and right into the sand) for longer than I’ve been alive, and it’s a place that holds a lifetime of fond memories. It’s where my husband and I got married and where we now bring our daughter to experience all that is great about this historic beach town. My favorite thing is sitting on that empty beach with a good magazine and a cold beer, listening to Jimmy Buffet, watching the waves crash on the sand, and hunting for pretty little shells in the seashell-covered sand.
::I will almost never turn down a dessert, so if you wanted to bring one of your favorite goodies to our session, I wouldn’t hate it.
I am a natural light photographer serving the Atlanta, GA area. My style is bright, colorful, clean, and fun. I love working with children and am not afraid to embarrass myself to get an authentic laugh for the camera. It’s my goal for you to feel comfortable and have fun during your session so that I am able to give you something beautiful for your family to cherish for generations to come. Being a parent myself, I now truly understand the saying that the days are long, but the years are all too short. Time passes too quickly when you’re watching your children grow, and I am honored to have the opportunity to capture those precious faces and memories for you.
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Photos by Jenny Perry Photography, Megan Gonzalez of Upon Waves