We recently met the lovely and talented Melanie Mauer at out West Palm Beach marketing & branding workshop. Here she kicks off a new feature we have been wanting to create for the blog...inspiration boards!
If you would like to share your own fabulous inspiration board from a wedding or portrait session, please send an 8x12 @ 72dpi jpg to lena@designaglow. You may also include text to accompany your work.
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.