Keepers of the spirit of people | Brenham, TX Portrait Photographer

Rainy, cold, miserable weather....I've never seen or described San Antonio that way before in my 33 years (did I really just type 33 - wow, I'm old!), but that is what it was like earlier this week when I attended Imaging USA, hosted by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  But bad weather or good, wild horses couldn't have pulled me away from the amazing classes and speakers that I got to experience.  I'm so thankful to belong to an industry that is so determined to make us the best we can be at our craft.  And where else can you go to a convention where the speakers Love. Their. Job! One of the most emotional classes I went to was presented by Storey Wilkins, an award winning Master Photographer whose speciality is weddings.  I was brought to tears at her class - and of course Brad rolled his eyes at me.    I want to be like her when I grow up!  She has an amazing quote that is so true: "We are the keepers of the spirit of people".  I love this quote because that is what Homegrown Photography is ultimately trying to achieve with each session.  I want to be able to capture the true spirit of people.

So have you ever wondered, why Homegrown?  How in the world did I come up with the name Homegrown Photography?  Homegrown is who I am.  Raised by a Hungarian grandmother and an Italian grandfather who built their life around farming, I learned that the best things in life are homegrown.  Whether it be the tomatoes that they farmed, the friends they had, the good times or the memories that I have of them.   Looking back, I'm so thankful for the summers working in the field and the unique experiences I had on the farm.  Little did I know, these were the things that would make me who I am today.  Thank you PoPo and Granny

New Year, New Opportunities | Fayetteville, TX Photographer

January has always been one of my favorite months.  It's as if all my screw ups and mistakes from the previous year are wiped clean and I get to start fresh with a new year.  I'm very excited about 2011 and the opportunities that it will bring.  This month, my calendar is jam packed with a ton of educational workshops that I will be attending - and most anticipated is the Imaging USA convention that's being held in San Antonio this year.  Imaging USA is put on by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and is the biggest event photographers around the globe look forward to every year!  

Homegrown Photography is proud to announce that it will be attending ALL the WEDDING workshops!  That's right, 2011 will be the year that Homegrown Photography will officially offer Wedding Photography services.  If you read my Facebook post yesterday, I mentioned that I have the pleasure of partnering with The Shelby Inn Healing and Retreat Center here in Shelby, TX for their photography needs.  The new owners are looking forward to hosting many weddings & receptions this year!  They will be attending the Bridal Extravaganza this weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  I'm so excited to see how many brides will fall in love with the little town of Shelby and choose to have their dream wedding here!  

So if 2011 is the year that you will tie the knot, contact Homegrown Photography for a consultation!