I knew I wanted to have a career as a photographer soon after I received my first 35mm film camera from my grandfather when I was in high school. I’m truly fortunate to have always made my living from photography. With a BS in Journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park, I began my career as a photojournalist working for a string of small papers in the Washington DC area. After several years of being behind the camera, I made the switch to management and was hired as a photo editor at the Washington Post. I worked at the Post for 17 years and left in 2010 to grow the freelance photography business that I’d started in 2007.
Much of my freelance work is wedding-related (see my other website at www.deblindsey.com for more on my photojournalistic approach to weddings) but as a freelancer I truly enjoy the wide variety of assignments I get to cover. My photojournalism experience means I can cover anything from corporate events, conferences and parties in an unobtrusive manner and I have the off camera lighting skill for portraits and corporate head shots. I even shoot some sports–swimming is a speciality since both my kids are swimmers!