I have always loved taking photos. I remember many, many times as a kid posing my dolls, my pets, my friends. (And oh, how entertaining they are to look back on!) I never thought I'd actually consider it as something I would do as an adult. Instead, in college I followed another passion. Teaching. I taught for a few years before the birth of our first daughter, Ella. I became a stay at home mom and two years later our second daughter, Claire, arrived. We had done the typical Sears studio sessions and just before Claire's six month photos we realized how redundant a chain studio is. I didn't feel they really captured my girls in all their sweetness and silliness. My husband, Jeremy, decided to purchase a DSLR and my journey really began.
I began taking photos of the girls and soon it expanded to family and close friends. I will be forever thankful to those who took interest in my photography early on, for they are the reason I really pursued this wonderful world of photography. Now after six years of exploring and learning (which is really never ending), I have expanded again and call photography one of my part time jobs. My other part time job is a preschool teacher. How lucky am I two be able to have a job in each of my passions!?! I believe being a mom and my experience as a teacher has really helped me connect and work with children and families.
After years of using our dining room as a temporary natural light studio, we recently moved to a new home that allows me to have a space of my very own. I am constantly adding to my prop stash and work closely with clients to create a customized shoot.
Please feel free to ask any questions and thank you for visiting! I'm excited to see where this journey leads!
© Lindsay J Smith Photography