One of my favorite quotes is from Charles Dickens: It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us. My goal as your photographer is to help you capture a moment in time of the life you share with your most precious gift and that each time you glance at that portrait you will be reminded of how very blessed you are to share in the life of someone so incredible! As we work together to achieve your photos, I do not necessarily strive to capture a picture of your child saying cheese. Although these pictures are great, and I always end up capturing some of those shots, my favorites are the ones where they forget I am standing in front of them with my camera. Those looks of surprise, wonder, contemplation, discovery, love and ultimately happiness are the ones that I hope to capture for you and that you will treasure for years to come.
Why the name 1:17 Photography? I have been asked this question quite often. 1:17 is the reference for a Bible verse found in the book of James: Every good and perfect gift is from God above. As I was contemplating names of this business, this verse kept coming to my mind. I am not only a photographer, but a mother of two of the most precious gifts I have ever received, my son and daughter. As a parent, I have come to realize that one of the most amazing gifts that we ever receive in this lifetime is our children. There is no doubt that these children are a gift from God.
Photography has always been a fascination to me. Taking photographs of children seemed so natural to me after spending ten years as a teacher and after-school care director. I love to watch children discover their world and documenting their faces with my camera has become one of the most satisfying and amazing things I have ever accomplished.
Thank you for taking the time to look at 1:17 Photography for your portraits. I hope that we will have the opportunity to meet soon!