Hello there! My name is Janet. What else would you like to know about me?
Do I have a degree in photography? Nope, I have a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology and I work as a SLP doing evaluations for preschoolers. But I’ve taken photography classes, read a ton of books, hung out with the Schenectady Photographic Society, and practiced photography for ten years.
How did I get into photography? I had a baby and needed to take pictures of him! I’m way too frugal to pay someone lots of money to take pictures of my kids, I’m way too much of a perfectionist to be satisfied with poor quality pictures, and I’m way too sleep deprived to be able to remember yesterday unless I took a picture of it.
Why do I want to take pictures for you? Because I love photography. I love images, I love learning, I love documenting life, and I love sharing pictures!
Still reading? I love to capture sharp, beautiful images of the real moments of life. These moments make up our lives. I like to capture relationships, emotions, connections and stories. My style is a mixture of documentary photography and lifestyle photography. I prefer to capture family life without interfering too much. Although I can do formal portraiture and see the appeal of these images, my favorite pictures are those that show real moments, emotions and connections. I edit my images subtly, preferring to keep them true to life.
As a life-long learner, I do photography because I enjoy the challenges and the rewards. I believe that good photography doesn’t have to be expensive. In a way, I am hoping to provide to others what I want for myself — someone skilled in photography who can creatively and beautifully capture the moments in a family’s life and then share the images at a reasonable cost. My hope is to capture meaningful images that are loved and shared.