Weddings, familY, Boudoir
Hi there! I'm Desiree, and I've been taking pictures for a LONG TIME! When I was 14 years old I got my first 35mm Nikon FM10, and as they say, the rest is history! But since you want to read a little about me... here are a few tidbits!
I got my first job as a professional photographer at the age of 18, and had my first gallery opening a week after my 19th birthday. By 21 I had been published on 2 regional magazine covers, adding a few to that list here and there over the years since, and spent over 5 years in the publishing industry. I finally quit my 'day job' to have my own company in 2012, which was easily the happiest decision I've ever made. I absolutely love what I do, and the people I get to meet make every shoot fun and exciting.
Growing up in the Florida Keys and spending my summers in the mountains of North Carolina means, naturally, I've always been a fan of the water and the great outdoors. While I have worked in a studio, I'm happiest outside, shooting with waves crashing on my feet or with the sun filtering through the tall trees in the woods. I've had the privilege of working in many states throughout the Southeast, and in 2015 the entire East Coast (!), and haven't found a city without some beautiful places to take pictures yet.
I love experiencing and shooting new places, and if I ever wrote anything on a cardboard sign it would definitely say: WILL TRAVEL FOR PHOTOS!