As a professional photographer I find myself drawing on many of my past career experiences. For example, I spent several years in the computer industry. This has helped me with photographic technology, both in the areas of camera equipment and post-production programs. It also helps with the technical development of websites. My marketing experience, in a number of industries, gives me an edge in knowing what pictures appeal to customers and sells properties. Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees are in business, with an emphasis on marketing, which positions me nicely in understanding my client’s needs and producing spot-on images, websites and marketing material.
Photography has nourished the creative side of my brain for many years. Below are some of my earliest attempts at serious photography. Back then I used Kodak film and developing cost had to be kept in mind. Post processing programs were unknown and the predominant computer language was DOS. I explored the use of contrast, light and shadows, colors, style and message. I was also fascinated by the technical possibilities of images, beyond merely capturing a scene realistically. I still enjoy the opportunity to try new things with my camera.
Having arrived at a point in my life where I want more than income from my career, I have combined my love for photography with a continuing passion for real estate to create Spot On Images. In this way I employ my creative eye with my technical expertise to produce gorgeous images for an industry I love. My goal is to provide extraordinary service at a reasonable price to people who understand the impact of good photography in their marketing plan. What can I shoot for you?
I’m a wordsmith, a story teller, a raconteur. On the rainy afternoons of my childhood, the neighborhood kids gathered in my carport to be entertained with rambling tales I made up as I went along. In the days before video games, I led my audience through wooded lots, over small creeks and around fence lines, acting out intricate storylines about princesses and pirates over many days. I’ve grown up now, but I haven’t lost my passion for a good story. I've just found new tools.
Sales, marketing, training, team building and customer support are the solid building blocks of my career and at every turn my ability to convey ideas through words fed my success. I had a burning curiosity which carried me through a wide variety of industries, exposing me to many products and services. Whatever my title or job description however, I was always the writer. Brochures, signage, manuals and letters – these were my early assignments. Then websites, blogs, videos, memes and social sites moved to the forefront, but if words are needed, I am the answer. In three decades of professional experience, I’ve taken my natural penchant for a good story and honed it into a powerful marketing tool.
Nothing is better than practical experience, but along this journey I did return to school to refine my words with formal education. I earned a performance degree in creative writing, magna cum laude with honors. My poetry has been published in literary journals. My professors urged me to continue on to grad school, but I had real world stories I wanted to tell and didn't want to continue producing scholarly papers.
While I wrote my way through a career in marketing, my personal passion was scrapbooking. I began with a 60's era scrapbook for school memorabilia and later moved into to adhesive photobooks. Then the scrapbooking craze of the 90's came along and I found a hobby which combined showcasing photos and memorabilia with journaling. This was the perfect medium for a storyteller. I could both show and tell. I'm as passionate about this form of storytelling today, as I was the first time I cropped a photo, adhered it to a page and penned my memories into a colorful square.
With Spot On Images I've merged my professional experience with my personal passion. I put my marketing skills to good use for our company and our clients, but I also offer my expertise as a scrapbooker and storyteller for personal and professional projects. Whether you want me to do it for you, or you just need some help doing it yourself, I want to get your photos and memorabilia from wherever they are, to wherever you want them to be.
I'm as passionate about your story as I am mine. I care about your travels, your traditions, your family history, your kids, your business and your hobby. I don't want the photos and memorabilia of your life to stay in a shoe box in the back of a closet, stuck in the phone you might lose, saved on a hard drive or hidden away on a cloud where no one will ever see them. I want to organize, showcase and make your story easy to share with others now and always.
In a lifetime of scrapbooking I have discovered the best tools for preserving and sharing your story, in traditional albums, digital photobooks and online albums. So here I am and I’m ready to tell your story. Where are your photos and memorabilia? Where would you like them to be?