I am a Mom, a Wife, an Artist, a Business Owner, and a friend when you need one. I follow my passion and create my own dreams, and hardly take “No” for an answer. I can be as stubborn as an Ox (thanks Mom), but only when I have my mind set on something. I’m realistic and optimistic… and I believe anything is possible if you are willing to work hard enough.
Photos taken by Elaine with Lane B Photography
It’s safe to say my photography business started with cloth diapers. Ha! How silly does that sound? But it did! I’ve taken art classes since the 6th grade, so the basic principles of art have always been well ingrained within me. While I did take photography classes, I had mostly focused on drawing and painting while attaining my art degree. I had a “fancy camera” and took photos for family and friends for many years, but it wasn’t until I had my own fluff-butt baby that I realized I had a passion for photography. A Facebook group for a Work At Home Mom who made cloth diapers (now known as Birchberry Threads) was having a brand rep search. The requirement was to have a cloth diapered baby and to have more than an iPhone to take pictures with. I jumped at the opportunity and my daughter ended up being chosen for the spot! That only lead to me taking online photography classes to up my game, which then led me to finding Documentary Photography/Family Photojournalism. I had the biggest epiphany in my entire life! And here I am! Thank you cloth diapers!