Hey There! Welcome to my website and thanks for checking me out! I’d love for you to get to know a little more about me…
I was born and raised in Virginia and currently work in the VA, MD, and DC metro area. I’m an avid traveler ( I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to travel) and am always up for traveling anywhere for photography, or any excuse I can find. I’m a wife, daughter, sister, and mother of a cute tailless black cat named Roxy.She’s completely spoiled, mostly by my husband who has been broken down by our little 8 lb kitty. I’m also a critical care nurse, working night shifts, and sleeping by day several days a week. I absolutely love nursing and just can’t give it up, but I also love photography, and so far have been able to balance both in my life.
I love meeting new people and am the type of photographer who likes to become my clients’ friend at the end of the day. I really believe that being photographed by a friend or someone you already know, produces better photos. When I look back at some of the family photos I’ve taken, I can really see the difference in the children compared to the first time I photographed them. Taking their photos on more than one occasion helps us form a relationship and encourages them to be themselves around me and the camera. It is when they know me as a family friend versus a stranger that I can really capture them in an authentic and honest moment. I’ve noticed that knowing a person over a period of time better equips me to capture the integrity of their story, relationships, and life's nuances. The end result is amazing and natural, and that’s what I am about. I love capturing real moments and capturing a child or adult’s natural smile as we are chatting during a session, rather than the awkward posed smiles.
Thanks again for stopping by and please email me any time at photographybylandis@ gmail.com or simply click on the Contact tab. I look forward to becoming friends :)