I LOVE my job! I cannot even express how much I love planning sessions, meeting new people and challenging myself with new lighting techniques and portrait styles. I have had the most fun this year sitting down with my senior portrait clients and plotting out their sessions. As a senior photographer, something I hear a lot is, "I don't want my pictures to be like everyone else's". In thinking this through, I can totally relate! I don't want my work to look like everyone else's either. I want my client's to recognize the difference in my work. That is why I try so hard for genuine expressions and take the extra time to lug around lighting. The end result is something "different". This is why I contract land and find myself driving all over to find areas that are new and fresh from where I normally shoot. My seniors this year have been so incredible! Over many of the sessions, I find it a real struggle to get the images down to a reasonable count for the showings. I feel like I have built relationships with them and have learned who they are and what they like and don't like. This is such a cool part of what I do, building relationships. Through my almost 10 years having our studio in The Village at Winona, I have had the opportunity to photograph a senior, shoot their weddings, and then their children. I am so thankful for the opportunity to meet my clients and build friendships that I truly treasure. It is something I cherish!