Hi, I am Paige!
I truly believe that every person is beautiful in their own unique way, and deserves an amazing portrait that captures that beauty.
So, where did it start? Growing up, my Dad had a camera around his neck pretty much at all times. He documented everything. I guess it was in my blood, and I began photographing people around high school about 1985 (ouch, that seems so long ago!) and was soon obsessed with the capturing moments and action around school for our yearbook.
What is it about photography that drives me? The stories! I love them. I truly believe in the beauty of the world and love to learn about people. It drives my husband crazy, but I never meet a stranger.
I was born in New Orleans, and have loved the texture, art and history that surrounds us here since I can remember. My parents dragged my sisters and me down to the city every Mardi Gras and I have been in love with New Orleans ever since. When I am not busy photographing, I love to spend time with my husband walking our dog, Charlie, or on the sidelines of one of my sons' many sporting events. I have two older children, one of whom graduated from college and has moved on to the big grown up world, and one still in college in Baton Rouge. (Go Tigers!)
What would you be if you weren't a photographer?
I would probably a surgeon. Ha. Just kidding. I wasn't a fantastic student :(
But I did love graphic design and wanted to work in the publishing industry in New York city when I was in high school. I actually did interview for a job with Glamour magazine way back in the day. They didn't give me the job because they said I seemed too hyper to sit in a desk all day. They were probably right!
What's your favorite genre to photograph?
I adore action photography and would love to photograph on the sidelines of an NFL football one day. It's my secret dream.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I am a Canon girl for the most part. I do have some Sony equipment that is cool because I can pair the new digital cameras with old and vintage lenses. My Canon body is the 5DMarkIV and it is a beast. My favorite lens is the 70-200 2.8. I could share my favorite studio lighting but that's a bit boring and I will spare you :)
A Few Kind Words...
“Paige was amazing to work with! She made me feel comfortable and I connected very well with her, which made my photos come out even better! She’s artistic, enthusiastic, and has a great imagination for photography.”