I would pick looking at her pictures over
That is saying a lot.
Get ready to smile over and over again.
Please allow me to introduce, Erin Wheeler. When did you first fall in love with taking pictures?
Around the time my second daughter was born I received my first digital camera.
Tell me a little about your photography journey.
I loved taking pictures but nothing really more than snapshots. Then around the time I was pregnant with my third I decided to ditch both of my cheapie digital cameras and bought my first digital SLR. I was so impressed my new big camera that I decided I wanted to start taking noteworthy photos. I ordered photography books, dvds and registered to a few online forums. From there I think I came obsessed and I was taking pictures every single day to get better. I wanted to capture every moment…freeze everything in time. Photography became a huge part of my life. Now I can’t even imagine my life without a camera by my side.
Is pink the prominent color of clothing in your house?
Does your husband love all the pink
and girly-ness in the house?
We can’t ever get her to play with the girlie stuff. She prefers cars, trucks, fake bugs and digging in the dirt but she still insists on wearing dresses and princess shoes everyday. So my hubby isn’t too bad off.
What ages are the girls right now?
The girls are 12,8, and 3…growing up way to fast!
How do you come up with shoot ideas?
I get a lot of inspiration from flickr, other photographers, magazines, the area I live in and really just my girls. I usually have something pictured in my head for days before we go out on a shoot.
I would say at least 30+
Yes, I do quite often! I am actually building up my portfolio and thinking of starting a very small business soon. I had my first newborn shoot last month and later this month I am actually shooting my first wedding (as a second shooter of course)!
What stops you?
Well since all three of them are around I asked each of them. Here are their answers: friendly, creative, a girl (that’s my 3 yr old—tell it like it is!)
Describe a perfect weekend day. Tell me all the details!
Well I would love to wake up to some breakfast in bed—I never had that happen but a girl can dream! I would love to spend the day with my family somewhere near the water…either a lake or the beach but far far away from crowds…just us and the water. I would love to spend the day swimming, boating and relaxing. Then later in the evening maybe some butterfly catching in field near by….lots of picture taking of course. Later that night I would love to toast marshmallows over a campfire (think smores!). Definitely just being away with my family and from all the stress in the world is a perfect day for me!
I would say my #1 place is Matilda Jane. I love the way their clothes are so unique, different and photograph so well. I also love Gap, Crewcuts, Boden….really it doesn’t matter what the label says…cute and unusual and I love it!
What do you like better: Cooking dinner or cleaning the kitchen?
Hands down cooking! My hubby has no clue how to cook and I actually enjoy it a lot. It works out well though…I cook and he does the dishes!
What is the best dinner you make?
Tortilla soup with a side of quesadillas. Easy to make and super yummy!
How long have you been on flickr?
I have been on flickr for about a year and half now. I love it—I have learned soo much and there is so much amazing inspiration there.
Sadly no! But that will change shortly. I think my main problem is I can’t decide what to hang where and my new favorite photo will vary week to week. But I finally did buckle down and order a bunch of big photos and they are just waiting to be hung!
Miller’s Lab. They are fabulous! I have tried a few different places but their quality is just amazing. I just love them!
What other creative things do you have?
I love to make hair accessories. I make a lot of the girls headbands. I have a craft room full of fabrics, ribbons, feathers and flowers. I also make jewelry time to time. When I get a creative itch I love to go in there a make a big mess!
I love her.
I hope you will too!