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Lifestyle Photographer at Raemirue Photography
How did you first get into the world of photography?
My mother was a photographer and had a dark room in the house I grew up in. I was always printing something from my 35mm AE-1. Through high school and college I learned a multitude of technical aspects of photography, including Photoshop for digital imaging. After having my daughter 9 years ago, I decided to turn my passion into a business.
What’s your favorite subject to shoot?
That’s a tough question. I love helping businesses get quality images that truly represent who they are and what they sell. I equally love photographing kids. The challenge is what excites me.
What’s been your most memorable photoshoot and why?
I was in the Arizona desert on a horse shooting an equestrian boudoir session. During the session, my horse took me through an Ocotillo (a cactus disguised as a tree). I got pretty scratched up but the pictures were well worth it.
Where did you grow up?
In Castle Rock, Colorado, when it only had one high school and a couple restaurants. Geez – I sound old.
Tell us a bit about your family?
I have a son in first grade and a daughter who is in fourth. Our days consist of homework and often making some version of magic mud or glow slime, while trying to stay sane and teach these little humans kindness and responsibility. Breathe!
What do you love most about raising your kids in Parker?
I love that Parker still has a small town feel and nearly everything a city has to offer. I think people truly care about each other here and that helps teach my kids about the importance of community. We can all work together.
What’s something on your holiday wish list?
Honestly, I don’t need anything. But the new Canon 5D Mark IV camera would be nice. Wishes are free.
Your all-time favorite holiday dish and why?
Brined turkey. My newest culinary discovery. Everyone should be doing this. Why? Because it’s awesome! And the stuffing inside the turkey is a given. I don’t care what ‘experts’ say.
Tell us a bit about one of your family’s holiday tradition?
Teaching my kids to be humble and thoughtful is at the top of my list, especially this time of year. We like baking for the local firefighters.
Any new year’s resolutions for ‘17?
New year’s resolutions almost never work for me if I haven’t already been working on that goal. I strive to grow mentally and spiritually, every day. Meeting a lot of new people and doing something I’ve never done before sounds like a fun goal.