Wildflower Photography is a nationally published senior and family portrait photographer, dedicated to providing not only a fun custom session but quality artwork that you can display and enjoy for a lifetime.
I’ve always been a documenter. I have dozens of old videos, hundreds of pictures, and a closet full of memory boxes to prove it. Okay, so maybe “hoarder” is a more accurate term, but “documenting” sounds better. One of my favorite things to do is look through photo albums, especially ones that my sweet great-grandmother (aka “MamMaw Hagler”) owned. Those photos tell the story of growing up in a big family, life during the Great Depression, and wonderful moments frozen in time. I can easily get lost in old albums for hours.
Because of this, I strongly believe in the power of a printed product. In an age where hard drives crash, CD’s get scratched, and technology consistently becomes outdated; seeing those gorgeous memories hanging on the wall or flipping through a custom designed, high quality album is priceless.
My introduction to the art of photography began about eight years ago, simply as a desire to capture my new baby’s life… the beautiful and the messy. Boy, has there been plenty of messy! I wanted more than just the traditional studio portraits. I wanted to have images of my baby living.
As my younger sister grew up (we’re 14 years apart), I discovered how much I loved photographing teens and seniors. I have a blast making these kids feel like a model for a day, as well as providing some beautiful images that represent who they are at this moment in time. It’s important for me to document them well, because more than likely, the next time they’ll be photographed professionally will be on their wedding day! Often these seniors become like extended family for me. We keep in contact, and I love getting to watch them find their wings as they enter college and adulthood.
What I do is so much more than a job. It gives me sincere joy to spend time with my clients, while also providing them with images that will last a lifetime. Taking the time to get to know my clients, I do my best to capture the essence of who they are, turning real life moments into beautiful artwork to be enjoyed for years to come.
In addition, I enjoy capturing the families with special needs children. Because my son’s life has been affected by autism, I get the extra understanding and patience it often takes to truly capture these wonderfully unique kids. If you check out my instagram, you’ll often see stories and posts featuring my sweet Noah. He’s the absolute light of my life, and my biggest why behind why I do what I do. After all, he’s the reason I picked up the camera in the first place!
Rest assured that no matter what the occasion or circumstance, I’ll be there excited and ready to tell your story while providing you with gorgeous artwork to be enjoyed for a lifetime.