So I have been in business for over a year now. I am have been blessed with great support from my husband, family, and friends. Of course, I am a wife and mother first but this business has given me an outlet.
Not sure if many know this but I am an artist.
I would always tell people..,"I was an artist". I would say this because as an educator, mother, and wife; my art got away from me. Well now I can say that my art has found me again.
Growing up, I begged my parents for art lessons. I took lessons from Mr. Lane at Lane School of Art every Saturday morning from 4th grade till I graduated high school. It was a place where I could escape and just be myself. I then went to college and realized that being an artist wasn't practical. It wasn't going to make me money or have a real career. I then decided to go into psychology. After a few classes, I still missed art classes and decided, why can't I do both? So I double majored in studio art and psychology. I didn't go to a fancy art school. I just did it because it made me happy. I thought, how cool would it be to be an Art Therapist? After much research, I realized that I couldn't really make a career out of it. I always worked with children and summer camps for children with disabilities; I found my calling as a special education teacher. I went back to graduate school and focused on the early intervention. I got to be creative in my teachings, do art projects, get messy, and have fun with some of my favorite kids.
After 7 years of being an educator, being a mommy was calling to be full-time. My husband supported me in being home with both my kids. At the time, I had a newborn and a 2 year old. I had found the artist in me through photos of my kids. I wanted to capture everything about them. I wanted to make sure the memories were not forgotten. With the support of my husband, I started Kirsten Lee Photography. I have learned so much through reading, trial and error, and other wonderful photographers. The most important thing I have learned? My style. I want to capture your family, just like I want to capture my kids. I want to make sure that I freeze your moment in time so that you have it with you forever. I love to take that emotion and put it in a photo.
You ask me why I am writing this? Well, I just finished editing a session and when looking at this family, I smiled. I love that I can see their happiness, their love, and their faith in god just by looking at the photos. I hope that when you see these photos, you can feel it too.