Image by Miriam Garcia
I started out as being self taught but then took several photography classes at Lansing Community College including studio lighting. I am a firm believer that you never stop learning. I prefer outdoor sessions using natural light and off camera flash to bring my images to the next level of artistry. I do have an indoor studio in my home that I am able to use during the cold months. I love Jesus, have three teenage daughters and love photographing any cool skyline I can find. We live in Grand Ledge, Michigan and love the small town feeling while still being close to downtown Lansing. I volunteer at our local animal shelter where I can use my talent to photograph dogs and cats that are available for adoption. We have two very spoiled dogs named Charlie and Gracie.
"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." -Dorothea Lange
"A camera didn't make a great picture anymore than a typewriter wrote a great novel." -Peter Adams
"There are always two people in every picture: The photographer and the viewer."
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” -Ansel Adams
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro