Thursday, February 10, 2011

Photography & Blogging With Jessica

Hello there! I'm Jessica Downey and I am so excited to be here! I'm looking forward to all the fun we'll be having here together on Shabby Blogs.
Let me introduce myself - I'm the wife of a wonderful and supportive husband, and the mother of two precious little ones. My son is a gentle, loving five-year-old with Autism, and my daughter is a vivacious and sparkly two-year-old. When I'm not hugging, playing, teaching, driving, feeding, or cleaning up after them, you can always find me on a photo shoot or at my computer editing photos! I've been a photographer for about 5 years now. I actually went to school to become a teacher, not a photographer. I didn't get into photography until after college. I've taken a few classes and workshops here and there, but experience has been my greatest teacher!
Photography is so much more than a job for me. It's all about documenting life and communicating life. We document moments in time to preserve them for ourselves, so we can always look back on them and remember. And we also use photography to communicate our life to others. That is what is so wonderful about the world of blogging! We can record our life for ourselves, and at the same time share it with the wide world around us. And whether it's for your family blog, your recipe blog, your crafting blog, or whatever part of your life you are sharing... you are going to need great photos to do it! That's where I come in. I'm here to help you elevate your photos from ho-hum snapshots to stunning images that will make those blog surfers stop in their tracks!
Just think of the blogs that you love... they are beautiful and stylish. And I'm not just talking about the blog itself, but the writing and the pictures are part of that whole package! I can't wait to help you get started on taking your photos to the next level!

Have something in particular you'd like to know about photography? Leave your questions and lesson suggestions in the comments below!