Me, briefly: Texan. American. Christian. Daughter. Sister. Dog lover/owner. Owned by two felines. Bookworm. Photographer. Blogger. Travel lover. Wordy. Loyal. Overachieving. Procrastinator. Wallflower.
Four random tidbits about me … that have absolutely nothing to do with photography:
… Was bitten by the traveling bug at an early age … and for the last decade +, my passport has nagged me to use it more than I have.
… One of these years I plan to live abroad for awhile … before I retire, that is.
… Been a bookworm since the age of 5 … speed reader status achieved shortly afterward. According to the owner of a local bookstore, I have ‘eclectic’ reading tastes.
… I’m a weather junkie … I seriously considered becoming a meteorologist once upon a time. I don’t leave the house without watching the weather on one of the local stations or checking the weatherbug app on my phone.
On the photography front …
… I’ve been fascinated with cameras since childhood … I’m sure my grandfather appreciated all the film he developed to find my *pretend* images mixed in!
… My only formal photography education was a basics course in high school where I learned the basics of using an SLR, developing my own film, and producing my own prints. One of these days I’d like to get back in a dark room for fun, but will stick to the *digital darkroom* (aka Photoshop and Lightroom) for now.
… I didn’t become serious about photography until 2005 … nearly everything I’ve learned since then about the art of photography was self taught through trial and error, books, online forums, Flickr, seminars, and workshops. The learning/self-growth never stops …
Past Portraiture-Related Awards/Recognition …
Henderson County Art Show 2007 – Portrait Category (1st Place)
Athens Review’s Best Photographer for 2009
WFAA’s A-List Top 5 Pet Photographers in DFW – 2010 (2nd Place – Top 5 list here)
WFAA’s A-List Top 5 Pet Photographers in DFW – 2011 (4th Place – Top 5 list here)