I have always been involved in the arts. Yes, I very often have a camera in my hands, but I've been singing for my entire life and I love making things with my hands. I learned to sew from my mom, I gained an appreciation for woodworking from my dad and his father, my maternal grandmother taught me basic embroidery, my paternal grandmother taught me cross-stitch, and my maternal grandfather would draw and color with all of his grandchildren for hours when we were growing up.
Not long after I graduated college, I was asked by a former teacher if I would be interested in volunteering at the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival, an amazing day celebrating local artists, both visual and performing. It's a free event designed to allow members of the rural farming community in which I grew up to have access to art and performances that they may otherwise not be able to see. I loved it. I loved being able to connect with other artists and watch them work, because everyone's process is different. I photographed the festival (and some of the organization's stage productions) for nearly 10 years. Moving to Georgia has obviously interrupted my work with the Kaneland Arts Initiative, but I am still in contact with members and I hope I can attend events in the future.
Being involved with KAI and photographing the KCFAF gave me a greater appreciation of other art mediums, and made me realize how much I enjoy photographing artists when they're "in the zone". And, as I have experimented and worked in other mediums myself, I've also realized how hard it is to photograph your process as an artist. I want to make that a little easier for my fellow artists!
I have a couple of different options for artists who would like their work documented. Please check out those options below and send me a message if you are interested!
Products | $25 per hour | 5 images per item
This option is just to capture product images for use in online stores and advertising on social media.
Etsy suggests at least five images per listing, so that's what I strive to capture, but that can be
adjusted if your shop is hosted elsewhere. You are responsible for providing the setting and any props,
though I have a small collection we can dip into if needed.
Image files sized for use in physical advertising and/or printing are available for purchase.
Behind the Scenes | $400 | 2 hours, 35-40 final images
The perfect way to capture images of yourself at work on your craft. I will join you for around two hours
to document your artistic process and details of your workspace and materials. The majority of the images
will be unposed, but I will include a handful of more "formal" portraits, perfect for bio pages or profile pictures.
This does not include any photographs of finished products.
You will receive 15 images of your choice in both a large, print-sized digital file as well as web-sized files for use on your website or social media,
with an option to upgrade and receive all images.
Please contact me with any questions.
Please be sure to mention what kind of art you do and which service you would be interested in.
I hope we get to work together soon!