Owner, Lil'D (Danielle Warren)
How I got into Photography:
My grandfather was a professional photographer in the 70's in Austin 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 like a lot of others, 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 but keeping my options open to Nikon... It could go either way folks! My heart hasn't been committed to either yet, technology has come a long way since I invested in my Olympus.
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).