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
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.