First and foremost, I am a wife and mother.
We have a big family & over the years, we have learned to embrace the chaos.
We share - a little bit too much sometimes.
(ask me about the time we had COVID for nearly 5 months straight)
We do our best.
We have fun.
We get loud & act silly just for the fun of it.
We make mistakes - because we are real!
We forgive each other - for the most part.
We give hugs & high-fives - sometimes to the face.
But more than anything we stick together and
THAT IS WHAT MAKES FAMILY!!!
I was born & raised in Indiana. I grew up in a big family myself with lots of siblings,
cousins, aunts & uncles, & grandparents - we were a pretty tight-knitted bunch, & still are!
That is where my love for photography stemmed from
I have always found peace & pleasure in taking pictures. Ever since I held my first camera,
good ol' disposable Kodak & Fujifilm! Snapping away at anything possible:
flowers & insects
while at the zoo
ridiculously close-ups of faces or other goofy things
hanging with friends
in school or on the bus
Then taking the camera to CVS, Costco or elsewhere to get them developed & the anticipation of
to see the outcome & don't forget the "negatives" that came with.
Believe it or not,
I still have negatives from back in the day.
Oh, if I could go back to the 90's,
it's all very nostalgic for me!
Fast forward 20+ years & here we are in the digital world!
Not wanting to forget a single milestone of any sort (big or small),
I have always tried to embrace & capture as much as I could that way I can look back &
cherish the moment just as it was -
for no two moments in life will ever be the same as it is right now.
I was (and still am) the over the top "momtographer", but thankfully with the push of my
very supportive husband, back in 2016, I was able to adventure into the REAL photography world!
My family dedicated so much time & energy towards helping my business grow,
allowing me learn the logistics behind a professional camera.
By being able to practice on my very patient family & friends,
I was able to gain the momentum & knowledge to help me get where I am today.
I am forever indebted to them.
For believing in me and always supporting me - and my crazy antics.
With AWOL Photography LLC, I have photographed many different
subjects, scenes, & moments all over the country.
With my most favorite still being my own children -
who, by the way, have Photographer's Child Syndrome aka PCS -
pretty sure this is a real thing!
I love nothing more than to connect with my clients &
get to know them on a more personal level!
Photography allows us to connect & look back at a moment
where time stood still!
Because pictures tell a very magical story just by the click of a button, there's literally a new chapter around every corner. And I love nothing more than to take advantage of every single minute by capturing those moments to tell a story...your story!
We are surrounded by both natural beauty & interesting people. I mean, seriously...what could possibly be better?! I am truly inspired by all beautiful & gracious things on this earth - & sometimes, even the not so beautiful & gracious things that may be around us...because to me, every story is beautiful in its own way.
By using my camera I am able to photograph the world we live in - the raw & the real! And THAT is why AWOL Photography LLC covers All Walks of Life!
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