If you are here, then you found me!

I don't want to bore you with the same old story you read on just about every photographer's site.  I want to tell you a little bit about me instead!  

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.