Drum Drum Photo
My day jobs are in educational technology, teaching, and nonprofit leadership. I am a technical writer at Veracross, an educational tech company, and teach at New Hope Tutorials, a "school for homeschoolers." I have been an avid avocational photographer for over a decade, and have been capturing people's special moments at weddings, events, and portraits since 2010.
I specialize in:
- weddings, including engagement photos
- other events (graduations, etc.)
- family and individual portraits
My preferred modus operandi is available-light photography. While I do make use of flash when necessary indoors, and as a fill light outdoors, I prefer to find natural settings, often outside, to capture moments.
I use Nikon gear and always shoot in RAW. My current kit is comprised of two D610s and several Nikon lenses: a 20mm f/1.8, a 50mm f/1.8, and a 70-200 f/2.8. I make use of local and cloud backups, and back up even while shooting events to ensure that no images are lost.
I appreciate the freedom that comes with part-time work (mainly being home with the kids after school) and also enjoy participating in event and family photography through administrative support.
I provide additional support for weddings as a second shooter, but I'm particularly focused at this stage on close-up ("macro") shots of nature found all around -- my backyard, neighborhood, even in my house! Those shots are all taken with a Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro lens on a Nikon D7100 body. I do my edits in Lightroom.
You can find me blogging about photography (and a few other "P" words) at "That Got Me Thinking..."