My gear: Nikon D800, Nikon D300s and four Nikon lenses, a 50mm, 85mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm. For a different perspective and fun I use a Sigma 14mm.
A few of my favorite things: family&friends, fresh wood fired pizza, red wine, mountains, farmers markets, Anthropologie and all of our critters!
photographer Galax, VA
My fascination with photography began in 2007 when my first son was born. I wanted to capture his every moment and expression as indelible reminders to cherish for a lifetime. He inspired me to further my self taught experience in photography. In the year 2010 my friend and mentor Corey Jones of Winterberry Photography asked me to come work with her as associate photographer and second shooter. I will forever be grateful for all that she has taught me over the last 6 years.
I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful fun loving boys and work as a part time photographer. My husband and I love outdoor adventures, organic gardening and working on our small farm. My hometown, Galax VA, is probably best known for The Galax Fiddlers Convention held every year in August. Bluegrass tunes travel throughout these Blue Ridge Mountains along The Crooked Road-The Virginia's Music Heritage Trail. I grew up listening to bluegrass music. Although I do not have any musical talents, my dad Jimmy Edmonds has played music most of his life. He is an awesome musician, studio professional and acoustic guitar luthier. I enjoy attending and taking pictures at music festivals such as the Galax Fiddlers Convention, HoustonFest, Wayne Henderson's Festival and Guitar Competition and others. I recently was able to document some of these fun events for the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Because of my family's musical background one of my favorite avenues of photography is photographing musicians and bands. My mom is a professional horse trainer for American Quarter Horses shown in competitions. You will often see both of my mom and dad's career influences in my photography. The challenge to myself in every photographic situation is to use natural light and look beyond the lens. That is, to find angles, patterns, colors and shapes that the eye may not see at first glance. In my portraiture work, it goes a step further to find silence, the innermost discovery in children and people. This is what I hope shines through in my work. My main focus in photography is portraits and events. I also enjoy photojournalism, small wedding and nature photography. I hope that when people look at my work, especially in my portraits, that they see timeless simplicity.