Heather Segars Photography… Will it stay or will it go?

This is the shot that started it all.  Don’t you just want to hug him and kiss him and love him all up?!

I’m a Children and Family Photographer.  At least, I became one after this.  I’ve always been a camera lover.  I come by it honestly.  My parents took boxes and boxes of photos when I was growing up.  If something wasn’t photographed from every angle, it probably never happened.  I got my first camera in 8th grade, and began to go crazy myself.  In college I spent two months in Sri Lanka (one of the most beautiful places in the world), and I used up every one of the 21 roles of film I brought.  Oh, they laughed then, but who had the amazing pictures when we were back in the states?

I married a man with quite a talent himself.  Someday I will have him show you some of his work.  He has “the eye” too.  Something many are just born with I think, and then you cultivate it through thousands of pictures, and maybe a podcast or two.  So, when our daughter was born, I let him be the family photographer.  He was good, and I was consumed with survival.  It was a pretty good thing we had going.  But after our son, Ian, was born, Dan decided it was time for us to take the next step.

Some of you probably know what I mean.  The DSLR.  I get filled with excitement just thinking back to it.  We had our trusty little digital camera, and it had served us well. But we eagerly shopped, compared, and finally bought the Nikon D50.  It was an introductory level DSLR, with removable lenses, and a whole lot of settings I didn’t understand.  But I studied the manual, I watched podcasts, I read books, and I took thousands of pictures until I could use it in my sleep.  And I had two very willing subjects.

Actually one very willing subject (Ian has always loved being the center of attention), and one occasionally compliant, but absolutely gorgeous subject (Julia).

Here are a few of my favorite shots from then.

In 2008 I began Heather Segars Photography, and had a wonderful time capturing some special moments in quite a few families lives.  It was a joy, a creative outlet, and a lot more work than I had anticipated.  So, when I was pregnant with my third I decided to take some time away from that, and focus on taking care of my family while we had such a little one to raise.  Little did I know we would also buy a house, and Dan would change jobs twice during that time.  It turned out to be a very good decision.

I’m thinking about all of this today because last night I decided it is time to dive back in.  I’m redesigning my website and portfolio in the next couple of weeks, and will let you all know when its ready to go.  In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out my work before, you can look at my old blog at http://heathersegars.wordpress.com/.

Thanks for walking this journey with me. I’ll let you know when the website is live!