Barbara Hernandez has been a professional photographer for over 13 years. A native Floridian she was drawn to the beautiful desert landscapes of Arizona which she now calls home. After studying commercial photography she found her calling while working with children, families and couples. She enjoys shooting weddings and capturing the small intimate moments within family sessions. In her off time she can be found out in nature photographing with her trusty old-school film cameras.
There is so much to love about my job. I enjoy connecting with people and learning about their likes and dislikes, style and goals with their session. I enjoy the privilege of witnessing two people in love take vows or capturing a special family event. I love telling stories & am constantly looking for those moments that they'll want to remember for years to come. I absolutely love creating albums to tell the story of an event as well.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
In the beginning of my career I photographed a whole lot of toddlers + young children and learned in the process that I absolutely loved it! Kids are so candid and they aren't too concerned about anyone else's expectations. I think they taught me to think on my feet and go with the flow. That's so important. I've found that parents are sometimes a little nervous about how their children will behave during a session but I always tell them that no matter what happens, it's OK because kids will be kids. I'm patient, I'll play with them, act silly and do whatever needs to be done to get the little ones to relax, have fun and enjoy themselves. If the children are happy, the parents usually follow suit. I think they appreciate my no pressure way of going about the session. I also love taking the time to talk to my clients before the shoot so they know what to expect and remove any nervousness they might have otherwise.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
For the past 3 years, I've won First or Second place in the Iphoneography contest the Appleton Museum of art hosts.
A fun fact about this photographer
I absolutely love deliciously amazing chocolate chip cookies and enjoy creating my special blends of homemade cold brew coffee.