These images are from my first few shoots. I decided to start a Facebook page because I was posting so many images on my personal page, I wanted to keep them separate. I did them all for free, mostly for friends, and there are several of my daughter and pets. I was shooting on a Canon T3 with a 50mm 1.8 and an 18-135. I was editing using a copy of Aperture that my brother gave me. At the least, I knew about golden hour, and to place my subjects in even lighting (open shade or backs to the sun). My friends and family were loving my work, and many asked me to shoot their portraits. I had NO idea that this would become a profession. It was a fun hobby that kept my mommy brain busy and entertained!
These are from my very first wedding, which I shot completely by myself in the spring of 2013. It took place in the abandoned strip mall just outside of Casa Grande. A church was renting out one of the spaces. I was hired by another wedding photographer, because the bride had written down the wrong wedding date, and the photographer was double booked. I was paid $300, had to edit the images myself (I used Aperture), and bought a Speedlite with that money right before I shot it. It was pretty much a test run using flash for the first time on a client! I shot on a Canon T3 with an 18-135 and a 50 1.8, in manual. The getting-ready and detail shots were taken in the retail office space in the back of the building. I convinced the bridal party to go outside behind the strip mall for some portraits in the desert!