Why we take pictures…

Images by Jason and Tonja

We take pictures because we enjoy taking a little bit of what we see with us.

It started out when we were both much younger.  We were full of curiosities it was cool to see if you could push the shutter at the exact moment that something was happening.  It was neat to really get something you saw and have it printed to paper to share with others.

Jason really did more experimenting than I did back then.  Probably he still does more experimenting than I do.  He attached a video camera to a wire from one taller building to a shorter one and then let the camera go.  Attached a camera to the wheel of a car to see what life would look like from the wheel’s perspective.  He took pictures for journalism.

I mostly shot my friends, and family or subjects of my choosing like old barns.   I took pictures for memories and art.  I took classes as a child and entered projects in the fair.  With my previous business I would take photos of people, mostly candid shots just for newsletters  and my website to share with my group.

Over the years we’d borrow camera’s to take senior pictures for kids… I did design work making announcements and other things.

Jason had always mentioned wanting to get a camera that he could use to take some great shots with again.

We got a camera!

The fun began again for him.  He started taking classes.  He began going out everyday to take pictures of what he would see.  Places he would go and he would bring them back to show me.

When he would be at his J.O.B. I began to take pictures of the birds I saw from my window.  Our lives began to transform.

The next thing you know he was posting his pictures on the internet.  Friends began checking them out.   We were asked to take pictures at a wedding.

The photography world began exploding for us after this!  We didn’t know what we were doing but we were sure having a great time!

He continued to take classes, I began to study online.

We continued to take our fun pictures, and then more pictures for friends.

We began learning how the photography business works.

We thought, hey, if we are going to do this we are going to learn to do it right.

So I’ve been studying the Business of Photography.

Who wants a photographer who is around one minute and gone the next?

We don’t want to be that photographer, we don’t feel that that would be fair to us or the clients we would have served.

So, as we evolve, we are creating a viable business that offers emotion evoking images to our clients.

We are continuing to evolve as all artists do.  As all professionals should.

We continue to take classes, apply different techniques, we continue to “play” in our work.

Our goal is of course to take great images.  But we’d like to take it farther than that.

We’d like to create images that become your families story.

I will share more about that in a future post.

Thanks for learning about us,

why we do what we do,

and who we are.

Blessings,

Jason and Tonja

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