For the past 8 years, I've had the privilege of walking alongside Brides and Grooms during one of the most exciting, special, intimate times in their lives. Sharing in a couple's first day as husband and wife is pretty unique. I love the artistic and creative aspect of it all, but what's equally important is the relational aspect. Taylor Sprague, a friend & photographer who first mentored me & encouraged me to be a photographer, told me that this "job" isn't just about taking photos. Being a photographer is about serving and loving others. I carry that lesson with me to every single photo shoot, and will forever be grateful to tell stories through photographs.
I believe that a family session should not only be a memorable experience, but it should capture the real, raw moments in your family's life. Whether your kids are having a happy, smiley kind of day or a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" as Judith Viorst put it...I want to tell your family's story. Perhaps you're having a family reunion or you want to document some moments between the family and friends who have gathered to celebrate the life of a lost loved one. It'd be an honor to document those moments for you. Whatever the occasion, I believe that family time is incredibly valuable, and having those photographs to hold onto when we are wrinkly and wise is equally as important.
Over the span of 14 years, I've traveled to Harmons, Jamaica to minister to the people there. I've taken part in building houses, helping at medical clinics, and building relationships with the people. Over the past 5 years, I've had the opportunity to take photograph's for Won by One to Jamaica. This type of photography has captured my heart! I love to tell stories, promote awareness, and empower others.
Nature, Landscape + Cityscape
These are just a few of the places where memories with loved ones have been created, where soul searching has taken place, where I've found peace, and places that have awakened my sense of adventure. These images are sacred to me. If you are interested in purchasing any of these prints, please email Marti at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. A variety of print sizes and shipping is available.
A collection of some of my personal photos from my travels, time with family and friends, and my adventure with my Husband, Scotty.
Styles offered: -Classic head shot with a light gray, dark gray or white backdrop -Portrait in an outdoor/natural setting -Candid photos of you working at your office, business, etc. -All images delivered in both color and black & white
Day in the Life
I believe that the simplest moments are the best. I want to remember sipping coffee with my husband in the morning, the giggles coming from the bathroom as my nieces and nephew brush their teeth, prayers at dinner time as the family gathers around the table, and bedtime stories.
I will come to your home and document life as it is. I'm available for a full or half day. After the photos are finished, you will receive the edited photos in an online gallery, and have the option for a customized coffee table book of your day.
In Febraury 2011, I was brainstorming with my friend, Beth, who was my amazing assistant. I wanted to find an affordable, fun & special way to document LOVE among friends, spouses, and family, and create an event out of it. Since it was February, I knew the sessions would need to be mini, so in honor of Valentine's Day, I advertised via Facebook for 14 minute sessions (get it? 14 minute sessions in honor of Febrary 14?), and had 30 groups booked within an hour. I look forward to seeing returners & new faces every year!