Behind the Lens. Enjoy seeing me working at what I love the most.

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Hi! I'm Deanna. 

Photography has been my passion since the film days. I received my first camera when I was officially adopted at the age of 12. Since I didn't have any baby pictures of myself, I was obsessed with getting as many pictures as I could. As a teenager, film and developing was getting expensive, but I didn't let it stop me. I would get as much film as I could and develop it later when I had money. I soon turned into my family's personal photographer.  I never left home without a camera, and learned to adapt to the ever changing cameras.  In high school, I took photography and absolutely loved having more control of the image.  In college I continued to follow my passion with more photography classes (at the time film was turning into digital, exciting!) I soon loved digital and I was ecstatic that I could take unlimited pictures with memory cards and didn't have to wait for development.  I would drive all over Colorado to take landscape pictures.

In 2007 I visited Europe for 2 1/2 months, it was a trip that changed my life. Because of my trip to Europe I knew photography was my passion and thats what I wanted to do full time. I quickly enrolled in the Art Institute and got my first professional digital camera with lenses. I knew photography was what I wanted to do, and I would do anything I could to achieve that dream. In 2009 I photographed my  first wedding and fell in love.  I worked for a freelance company for several years and shot over 100 weddings for them. From that experience I learned the ins and outs of wedding photography and know exactly what it takes. Over the next several years I worked for other various photography companies and learned more about posing, how to get good smiles, glass glare, etc. I also had many opportunities to learn more about family, senior and newborn photography.   In 2014 my ultimate dream became reality when I opened Drive the Image. It took me over 25 years to make my dreams come true, but I wake up everyday feeling blessed that I am able to do what I love. 

I can't wait to share my knowledge and passion with you and capture beautiful memories for you and your family!

 

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