I am a 20-something mom in the Midwest; a pro-photographer-turned-hobbyist. My son’s name is Holden, and he’s 4 and sometimes literally bounces off the walls in our home. My husband Clint is a lovable comic book nerd who still makes me laugh every day. I have a passion for having fun with my family and strive to capture our adventures (every little one) with my camera. Or my iPhone….
I worked as a professional photographer for a couple years, but recently quit the business to focus on personal work only.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why “Every Little Adventure”?
“Adventure” has always been one of my favorite words; I’m always saying, “Let’s go on an adventure!” That’s where the name Every Little Adventure came about. Even the little things, like going to the farmer’s market, playing in the snow, or picking the grapes in the yard are little adventures and opportunities to learn.
Do you still do photo sessions?
Yes and no. I am no longer booking with clients and taking on paid sessions. I still shoot editorial sessions–I choose the model and the concept. I also sometimes occasionally do restaurant or other commercial shoots.
What else do you shoot?
I shoot stock for Getty Images and sell fine art images in my Etsy shop.
Do you teach photography to others?
Yes! I mentor beginners who want to learn more about manual settings, light, compostion, etc. Email me to find out more.
What camera do you use?
I’m currently shooting with a Nikon D600 and prime lenses. Natural light & reflector. Not a gearhead. At all.
What camera should I get?
Honestly, this is not easy for me to answer for you. I use Nikon, but only because my first camera was Nikon and I’ve never felt the need to switch to Canon. Others swear by their Canon cameras! I just advise you to look into a few different cameras and read the reviews on them. It’s important to do a little research to decide which camera is right for you. You might even want to rent a camera to get a feel for it before you commit to one or the other. I’ve used Borrow Lenses before.
What editing program should I get?
I’m using Adobe CC and Lightroom 5. Read more about Adobe Creative Cloud here. Also, I’m a big fan of Photoshop Elements and used it for years without any issues before upgrading.
Do you shoot in RAW or JPEG?
Lately I have been shooting in JPEG again for my personal photos, because it’s quick and doesn’t take as much space! But if you are in business, shooting in RAW is definitely the way to go!
I think I want to sell my camera. How much should I sell it for?
I get this question a lot! Often times, I don’t know any more about it than you do. The best thing to do is to see what it is selling for on eBay or Amazon used and go from there.
How do I legally set up my business?
This varies for each state. You need to legally register your business with the state and get a Tax ID number, and also register a DBA (Doing Business As) in your county. You’ll also want to set up a business account at your bank and check out liability insurance. Before you get started, check out the Department of Revenue website for your state and look up this information there. I also recommend getting an accountant–I never had one as a business owner, but it’s something I wish I had done.