Maureen Rodgers Photography
Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and punctuality.
Read reviews that mention:
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I am always excited to work with new customers! As soon as I hear from a new customer, we go over the details of the session - the location, the date, the outfits, the pricing and anything else that may come up in conversation. I answer any questions the customer may have about what to expect.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My journey as a family photographer began with the birth of my daughter, 13 years ago. I wanted to have pictures of her growing up and didn’t want to forget the details of her life. I wanted her to be able to look back and know that she was a treasured child in our family. About 10 years ago, I upgraded to a professional camera and have taken thousands of photos since! When my son was born, 4 years ago, I kept up with my hobby. Shortly after his first birthday, I did a 365 project with a group of photographers around the world. In this project, I took a photo every day for a year and shared them with the group. It really helped me become better at taking candid shots and become more comfortable with all the technical aspects of photography. I really loved capturing the ordinary and special moments in the life of our family during my 365 project, and still do! That same year I also took a class, called "Everyday Beauty". I took this class at the perfect time, because I really wanted to find beauty in everyday life while doing my 365 project. In the class, my instructor assigned daily projects and a final project. Everyone in the class posted photos to share with each other, and our instructor individually critiqued our work. This class really helped me see my photos in a different way. It helped me improve on the technical aspects of composition and light in my photos.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I chose to be a family photographer because I relate to family life so well. I am living it and see the beauty in the simple things. I love capturing the connections and love within a family. A hug, a kiss or laughter shared between people stir up beautiful emotions that are wonderful to see in a photo. Seeing these beautiful connections reminds us of the good and love in a family, that can sometimes be hard to see in the grind of every day life. I especially enjoy taking photos of children. I have always had a heart for children. I see something special in every child. As a young girl, I was the one following around the littlest ones at family functions. I babysat since I was old enough, and studied child development and family studies in college. I feel I can easily interact with children and make them feel comfortable. If a child isn't comfortable with me at first, I let them take their time and play with me until they feel at ease.