If you look around at photography websites - you might see statements like . . . At Cathy Drake Photography we specialize in . . . . . (As you read the statement you should imitate a deep, sophisticated, upper crust voice!)
THAT'S NOT MY STYLE!! My clients are my friends & we always have fun when we work together!
I worked as an Early Childhood teacher for 27 years & loved working with my students & their families! I think those years relate very well to taking portraits of children & families.
I have loved taking pictures since I was 10 years old! Little did I know that I would have the opportunity to become a portrait photographer with my own studio! I started taking Senior Portraits just over 5 years ago & I haven’t stopped since!
I have a strong art background & was always frustrated when I couldn't paint as succesfully as I wanted to. I said for a long time that I needed to continue taking photos to capture what I couldn't as a painter. That art background is also reflected in my photography.
I became a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) about a year after starting my business. Since then - I have attended many photography workshops to keep up to date with the always changing photography industry. I love to learn new skills with the camera, in the studio & with the software that I use!
Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy my work!