If you are here, then you found me!
I love photography, but mostly the details. Shooting wide open with a shallow depth of field. Cropped close, framable. I like to make up words. I love to visit Florida - where I will find my favorite theme parks. I love roller coasters. (Kinda goes with the theme parks, huh?) I am apart of an awesome roller coaster club, Theme Park Review (Check them out here: http://themeparkreview.com/) You need a good sense of humor though! Speaking of which, I love laughing. I have lots of friends who do nothing but make me laugh. I treasure those days. I love to type LOL and ...... and use lots of exclamation points! I love my cats. I have three. Salem, Jack and Ozzy. I love my grandson, Jackson. Yes! I am a grandmother! Don't ask my age though. OK, you can. Most of all I love my family. My ever growing family.
Q: How did you get into photography?
A: I have always been into photography. I did not just "start" when I had kids. I started taking photos when I was in Junior High actually. I was always the one capturing those moments. You know, the ones that no one wants repeated. Faces and fun. I was on the yearbook staff in HS, title - none other than photographer! When going out with friends and family, I was the one who always was up taking photos. I shot weddings for myself (and my friends etc.) since the film days! I have always loved parties. From Baptisms, to first birthdays, showers and general parties! I live for those moments. Dancing and the interaction of loved ones!
Q: What kind of camera do you have? What about the lenses you use?
A: I know, you all are interested in this stuff. I currently shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III. I am totally in love with this camera. I have several lenses. My favorite to shoot with currently is the 70-200 f/2.8L. My close second is the Canon 35mm f/1.4L. I also have the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L, Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 17-40 f/4L and Canon 100mm f/2.8. All of these together help me create photos you see today.
Q: What are your hours?
A: I work Monday through Friday at my "day job", so my hours during the week are limited. I do not do photography work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. My photo work is all done between Friday and Sunday. Due to my work hours, I am not able to answer the phone. But lets get that conversation started via email. I do ask that anyone who would like to call, please text and we can either set up an email conversation or an appointment for a phone call. Emails are answered as time allows, and may be delayed depending on photo jobs. Certain times of the year are busier than others! The one thing I do ask is to please not email me via Facebook! I don't always get/see all the messages there. :D
Do you have a question for me? Maybe your question will be featured here! Email Lenamessanaphoto@aol.com.