Meet Mindy, your photographer for LIFE
I've had a camera in my hand since the moment I could afford to buy my own. Yes, it WAS a "point and shoot" at that time, but it was MY "point and shoot"...and with that, I started learning all about composition and what exactly it was that I NEEDED to capture. My love affair with photography doesn't end there...one of my favorite things to do is scrapbook with old family photographs. Just digging through those pictures, reliving Christmas in my Grandma's kitchen, my mom's curly hair, my son's first steps...photography and capturing memories IS my passion.
How does this help you? I've had years of experience behind the camera...from that first point and shoot to my now DSLR and full range of lenses. In pursuit of the "perfect" image, I've taken years of classes towards that. I know when I want to let natural light do it's beautiful thing, or when I want to add my own for whatever purpose I need. On an emotional level, it's what I do. I want and NEED you to have memories that will last forever...of those tiny hands that get so big so fast, of the great love you carry for your significant other, or the fur baby that just doesn't stay in our lives long enough.
I've spent a lot of time over the year with families and children as a preschool teacher and preschool summer camp director. With a classroom of over 23 children full day, I pretty much have the patience of a saint. ;) When we moved to Florida after my mom passing, I decided to make it MY business to make sure everyone remembers everything about their loved ones, even after they're gone. Lives change, and sometimes change FAST. (or faster than we'd like, anyway) It's my job to help you document your wonderful life, and help you to remember it all forever. <3
A few fun facts about yours truly...
I'm an obsessive doggie parent to Bailey (1 yr old aussie/boxer mix) & Luna (8 yr old lab/boxer mix)
I have 2 human kids who you'll see assist me at times...Jason, UNF student studying to be a research neuroscientist (20), and Jessi (27), a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in Southern Illinois.
Since hubby and I (of 28 years) are about to be empty nesters, we're starting to explore the world, cameras in hand!
MOST of the time, though, you'll see THIS guy. Basically, my all around hero. He keeps my light rocking, kids giggling, my at home computer tech support, and is my AMAZING second photographer for weddings. He's goofy as heck, and does whatever it takes to get REAL smiles on people's faces while I'm behind the camera. Just ask any kid who's giggled at him threatening to give me wet willies as I'm taking their pictures. :D
Guilty pleasures: Ru Paul's Drag Race, horror novels (JOHN SAUL & STEVEN KING ARE THE GODS OF HORROR), working all day from home in my jammies, snackin' on seaweed, and good ol' Starbucks Dirty Chai Tea Latte and pumpkin bread. :D
I'm a love all kind of gal, infectiously bubbly, and I absolutely snort when I laugh. And I can't WAIT to meet YOU! :)
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.