Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mid-Michigan Photographer | A Photographer You Should Know

I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing photographers from around the world who I'm lucky to be able to call my friends.   Each week, I'll be introducing you to these incredibly talented women and you'll be able to check out their work and follow their photography journey.  I hope you enjoy!

This week's featured photographer is Jessica Dean from Jessica Dean Photography located in Madison, Virginia. 

Jessica is one of my favorite photographers.  Whenever I visit her blog, I know I'm going to be moved to tears by her work.  Really...I'm not kidding.  Check out her blog and her facebook page and I think you'll fall in love with her work too.

I asked Jessica to share one of her favorite images.  Here it is.  Beautiful!


10 Questions  About the image…

1) Why do you love this image?
I love that this image tells me about a little girl..... who loves her big sister.... and a big sister who adores her little sister. I caught them doing "airplane"..... saw the light behind them.. and knew it was a perfect moment.... I just had to get my camera.

2) What were your settings with this image?
1/125 1.6 ISO 400

About Photography…

3) What do you love about Photography?
I love that it remembers everything..... When my children are grown and I have forgotten the little pieces of their childhood... those moments are forever captured.

4) What type of Photography do you specialize in and why?
Children! I love that each one is different. I love the little things that make them each unique..... whether they are shy.... if they suck their thumb... if their hair is full of curls.... or thin and whispy. I love the challenge of getting them to let me into their little world......and then telling their story... the way I see them.

About your life?

5) What are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?

Well... besides photography? I have taken a liking to knitting. I love pretty much anything crafty.

6) Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by the everyday little moments.... My children are the reason I decided to start this journey. My desire to capture their childhood in a magical way.

7) Who are some of your favorite singers/bands?
Well- I only listen to Christian music. A few of my favs are... JJ Heller, Addison Road, Casting Crowns, Need to breathe and Mercy Me.

8) What is your favorite movie of all time?
I would have said Dirty Dancing... until I watched the Notebook. LOVE that movie.

9) What would your ideal day be like?
My ideal day would include perfect weather... a field...or the beach.....beautiful light... my children playing (without fighting .. hehe) and me with my camera to capture it.

10) If you weren't a photographer, what other profession would you like to pursue?
Oh man! This is a toughie... I honestly do not know. I always said this is what I wanted to do.... but when I was little little... I always wanted to be a Psychiatrist for Drug & Alcoholic abusers. I think I like my job much more though. :)

I hope you've enjoyed getting to know Jessica.  Check back here next Tuesday to meet another talented photographer, Gail Montgomery from Gail Montgomery Photography.