What sets me apart
I'd say my ultimate goal in life is not for people to say, Oh, she's a good photographer or she's a good mom. I'd love for people to say... Barbara is generous. I think a generous spirit is one of the most beautiful things we can have as people. I like to be generous with my time, generous with my love and generous with my talents. It's why I give away lots of free sessions to nonprofits for their fundraising. It's why I volunteer with organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters. It's why I like to buy my couples coffee before our shoots or why I'll bring doggie treats with me or my own props if I think they'd work with the mood (I once brought some smoke bombs to an engagement shoot I did in a cemetery and it looked SO COOL).
Also, did I mention I got a degree in photography... shooting film? I have spent many, many hours of my life shooting, developing and printing my own images and have honed my skills to a fine art. Nothing can beat the richness, the vividness and vivaciousness of film. I've been known to bring along my film camera to weddings from time to time... *wink*