Photographers in Delaware for Family, Vacation, Birth
Wilmington, Dover, Newark
Find your Delaware documentary-style family photographer for at home or hospital birth sessions, vacations, reunions, parties, or for a 'Day in the Life' shoot. Welcome to the DE Family Photojournalist Association:
Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving Delaware
3 Available Documentary Family Photographers...
I bought my first 35mm film camera at a flea market when I was in high school. With that old Pentax K1000, I took my first film photos and learned how to transfer what I saw through the lens into a frozen moment captured in a photo. From the start, I've always kept my focus on people. I love to capture someone laughing, or the way parents engage in the wondrous curiosity of their kids, or simply someone just looking back at me. Photography isn't just something I do, it's an extension of the way I see the world. After obtaining my master's degree in fine arts, I wasn't sure where my love of photography and film would take me. When I found myself living at the beach with my wife and our five amazing kids, I quickly took my love of capturing people, along with my own child-like wonder, and began to photograph weddings and families. As a documentary photographer, I work like your own personal photojournalist. Your life is the story, I just play witness with my camera. From the nervous moments before a wedding ceremony, to the playful laughter you experience as you run with your kids on the beach, to everyday moments like making breakfast with your kids in your pj's, I am inspired by YOUR LIFE STORY. During a photo session with me, I am not just a photographer. I am an artist, a careful observer, a keen listener, a bit of playful entertainment, and hopefully by the end of your time with me, your friend behind the lens. It's just that simple and significant. Witnessing life, taking pictures.
After graduating from nursing school, I spent two years working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Feeling a strong call and desire to help others, in June 2007 I left my job in Philadelphia. I took my first trip across the Atlantic Ocean and spent a year volunteering as a nurse in Monrovia, Liberia, onboard the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, with the medical charity, Mercy Ships. While in Liberia, I began writing about my experiences for several newspapers and magazines in the Philadelphia area. The editors needed images to illustrate my stories, so I ordered my first DSLR camera and began learning how to use it. I quickly realized the power and significance of an image. A single image could transcend distance, time, and situation, to communicate a thought, feeling, or emotion, that was universally recognized in the human experience.
I love to photograph the freehearted, honest and unguarded moments. I try to capture joy. I also try to capture ‘realness’, which is not always picture-perfect. I prefer (I am more comfortable) shooting in natural light with limited posing and props. My passion is to photograph moments that go unnoticed, that may be overlooked. They may even be unpleasant. I believe one day you will want a record of what life really looked like for you, at that point in time. I am Australian living in the U.S. with my husband and two kids. When my kids moved out of diapers, I took a breath and picked up my husband's Nikon D90 and began, slowly, teaching myself manual photography. I was sick of photographing our family moments using Instagram. I wanted to have full control of the images I was creating. This was in 2015 and I still have so much to learn. I was born in Western Australia and have lived in Queensland, California, Tasmania to name a few places. I love people, I love experiencing life in different places and I love where we live now for all its diversity. Don't get me wrong, I would rather be on the coast somewhere, (think tropical), but I have learned to make the best of what you have. I have a strong accent and have been known to use Aussie phrases, so don't be afraid to ask me "What did you say?"