Specialty & Location: Weddings, South Florida & Destination
DA: Tell us a little bit about yourself!
JL: I am in love with savoring this life's most beautiful blessing: relationships. To me the most precious moments are the ones that happen naturally, organically. When you reflect back on your favorite memories, they are about emotions experienced with loved ones. Those are the moments that captivate me.
DA: What has been your most memorable image and why?
JL: That is an impossible question for me to answer. There are so many memories attached to my images that I could never choose just one.
DA: If you could tell photographers that are just starting out one thing you wish you had known before starting a business, what would it be and why?
JL: Avoid going with the flow. Don't make decisions based on what others around you are doing. That means in how you price yourself, how you spend your money, the types of things you shoot, even how you shoot them. Figure out who you are as a photographer and business person and then weigh all of your decisions against that. It will save you countless hours, dollars and mistakes!
DA: Where do you find inspiration?
JL: Mostly nature. Light, Water, Wind, Motion. Combine those with genuine organic emotion and I could get lost forever.
DA: If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
JL: Italy, the coast. The food, the sea, the culture. It's truly magical and I have never experienced anything like it.
DA: What are you most grateful for? JL: Grace
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.
Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What was your road like to becoming a photographer?
Hello! I am a portrait photographer based south of Boston, MA. My passion is capturing mothers and their growing families. Maternity and newborn portraits are the foundation of my business, and I also capture baby milestones, children, and families. Fun fact: I returned the diamond earrings my husband bought me for our first Christmas as a married couple to buy a digital camera.
When I was in college, I had a friend who was a professional photographer. The first time I went to her home, I walked in to find stunning photographs of her children on the walls.
There was a huge canvas in their living room and a creative photo display in the main hallway. I remember being so moved by the beauty of those images, thinking to myself, “I want to create images like this!” I bought myself a DSLR as a graduation present, learned photography from online courses and started my photography business about a year later.