Owner, Lil'D (Danielle Warren)
How I got into Photography:
My grandfather was a professional photographer in the 70's in Austin, Texas photographing weddings and portraits on film. In college, I decided to check it out and see what the fuss was all about. I studied Silver photography learning how to develop my film and process in a dark room. Gosh, I hated it! HA! You can't take someone like me who thrives on sunlight and being around people and keep them locked up in a dark room! So, I switched over and started studying digital photography. THIS was my happy place! Not only did it make me a better Graphic Designer but, I could interact with people AND be a computer geek! SCORE! It has been true love!
What do I shoot with?
I started with a base model DSLR; mine was a Canon Rebel with the lens kit. Then I switched over to Olympus in 2008. In 2012 I closed my studio in Bastrop and returned to graduate school. Now here I am in the Fort Worth area relaunching my company dabbling with Canon again. Mike's parents got me the biggest Christmas present in the history of Christmas in 2016! The Canon 80D, I lost it, I was a blubbering puddle of tears! The sweet buttery lens that Michael bought me spectacular!
I get asked why I don't shoot with a full-frame camera all-the-time; first off because I do this part-time. Secondly, because I carry my camera... it isn't sitting on a tripod for extended periods of time. My arms are doing all the work! Last I would like for pictures to be affordable and I bet you do too, so I will stay with my 3/4 frame for a while and enjoy everything it has to offer!
YES! I LOVE studio work; it is my favorite place to be. Don't get me wrong, I love a beautiful outdoor picture (see my stunning photo above) but we don't always have that wonderful opportunity here in Texas, it gets hot and a bit miserable in the summer time. In my opinion, there isn't anything nearly as gorgeous as a beautiful studio portrait. They are simply stunning! So stay tuned, it is an investment. I hope to have it up in the new year!
YES! I LOVE events! I can also work them! Ask any of my past clients I am cool as a cucumber as a partyographer, weddingographer or Quince'ographer (see what I did there).