"Lisa, you were a good little girl...so funny and cute. You were easy to love and very obedient. You were a special gift to your dad and me. I love you very much and thank God for you!!!"
- My mom
Valley Center, Kansas
I've had a lifelong preoccupation with creative communication.
Eight years ago I was a happy little Texas mama volunteering at my kids’ schools, and photographing school events. My daughter's friends started asking me to take their Senior Pictures. I was pretty dern nervous because I was a rookie rocking a Canon consumer DSLR with the lens that came in the box. Fortunately, I had a background in theatre, television, and music which helped me with posing, planning, and creative stuff.
Fast forward through over 500 sessions, formal and informal education and serious camera and lens upgrades, and I still have a crazy obsession with the art, personality and beauty of capturing that whisper in the wind that is this important crossroad in your life. PS. I also have a Masters Degree in Mass Communication which helps greatly in accurately portraying your personality in your images.
"My mom taught me to see the beauty in everyone." - Anna-Marie McNiel Carter (my daughter)
To tell my story in snapshots:
These are my children (and son-in-law) that I love,
My sweet, tolerant husband,
My faith and my favorite place,
My spoiled, goofy cats, Chappie and Louie.
"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." - Victor Borge
Watch a little bit of a session to see what being on a shoot is like: ClickJust for Fun or Prom