I am first and foremost a believer, a wife to Billy and a mother to Eli.
I am located in Hood River, Oregon, which is quite possibly one of the most beautiful places someone could live. I'm surrounded by rivers, waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, orchards and a really amazing community of farmers, kiteboarders, skiers, and many other kinds of enthusiasts. It is very hard to live in a place like this and NOT be inspired!
I've always enjoyed photography and I honestly can't rememeber a time where I didn't own a camera, but it wasn't until I had my son in 2012, where the photography bug hit me...hard. Wanting to capture better photos than what I could with my iPhone, I picked up a cute mirrorless Nikon 1 J1 and taught myself how to shoot manually. Ever since then, all bets have been off and there is not a day that goes by where I am not shooting, editing, reading, studying, looking for inspiration or just talking about photography. I love the technical side just as much as I love the art of photography. It is incredibly fascinating to me. I am a huge fan of black and white photography and I honestly believe children are the absolute best subjects to photograph. They are incredibly challenging, but if you are patient enough, the payoff is HUGE. At the close of 2015, my heart led me to step out of my comfort zone and to broaden my portfolio with documentary family sessions. I hope you enjoy looking through my portfolio and if you have any questions at all or if you just want to say hi, please do!!
God Bless and happy browsing - Toni Pullum