Hello there! I’m Jessica Downey and I am so excited to be here on Somewhat Simple! Stephanie is such a great blogger and I’m honored to be working with her. I’m looking forward to all the fun we’ll be having here together as you learn how to improve your photography and make the most of your camera.
Let me introduce myself – I’m the wife of a wonderful and supportive husband, and the mother of two precious little ones. My son is a gentle, loving five-year-old with Autism, and my daughter is a vivacious and sparkly two-year-old. When I’m not hugging, playing, teaching, driving, feeding, or cleaning up after them, you can always find me on a photo shoot or at my computer editing photos! I’ve been a photographer for about 5 years now. I actually went to school to become a teacher, not a photographer. I didn’t get into photography until after college. I’ve taken a few classes and workshops here and there, but experience has been my greatest teacher!
Photography is so much more than a job for me. It’s all about life. I’d like to share something from my wonderful associate Becky Higgins. Her motto is:
Photography helps me to do just that. Working on my craft, constantly learning, improving and finding my inner creativity are aspects of photography that enrich my life and give me a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. It’s something I love so much and is truly part of my “good life”. And then being able to use that to beautifully record special family occasions as well as recording all the day-to-day wonderfulness… it’s just so amazing and fulfilling to me! And it is my hope that I’ll be able to help you feel that as well!
So please join me every month here on Somewhat Simple as I share my passion for photography with you! Is there something in particular that you’d like to know about photography? Leave your questions and post suggestions in the comments!