My Photography Journey

"Photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with how you see them." - Elliot Erwitt

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t take a photograph. The camera is basically an extension of myself. To say that I am passionate about it is an understatement. When my first son was born in 2009, my love affair with photography began. I started teaching myself the art of digital photography and felt confident in my knowledge and ability to launch my business in 2013.

I love the way photography has taught me to see the world differently. Even when I am not taking photos with my camera, I am taking them in my mind; looking for and analyzing light, framing subjects, seeing beauty in the ordinary moments. 

Although my business keeps me busy, I make a point to continue photographing my kiddos. Mainly because I am kind of obsessed with them and feel the need to document their childhoods as much as I possibly can...often to their chagrin. But also because photographing them allows me the freedom to practice new techniques, push my knowledge to new bounds, and keeps my passion for the art fresh! 

I am moved most by light and you'll notice that it plays a big part in my photography; whether I'm using backlight to soften a tender moment, sidelight to add drama, or direct light to flatter a portrait - any way you cut it, light is my jam. My goal is to create images that are not only beautifully light-inspired, but that also preserve a moment in time.  From an infant’s first reaches to a toddler’s unsteady steps to a child’s joyful leaps, I strive to capture the joy that accompanies these special moments.  My style is the juxtaposition of vintage and modern, serious and silly, classic but non-traditional.  

I adore creating whimsical pieces of art for your home, but I also delight in capturing moments that are real.  Some of the best photographs come from the most unexpected moments….and I want to be there to capture them all for you.

Affiliations & Awards

In Spring of 2016 I applied and was accepted to A Little Rae of Hope, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing lasting memories through the art of photography to families with loved ones, of any age, who are facing life threatening illnesses. If you know of someone who could benefit from my services, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Click Pro is a modern network of highly skilled professional photographers and independent artisits. After working on building a portfolio of 150 images for a year and a half, I submitted it for review in August 2017 and am proud to say was accepted. Photos are critiqued in the following areas: * Exposure Triangle, *Color and White Balance, *Use of Light, *Composition and Posing, *Processing, Cohesion and Polish, *Technical, and *Creativity, Expression, and Intention. Less than 20% of applicants make it.  

In September 2017 I applied and was accepted as an Offset Artist contributor. Offset is a destination for exceptional photographers and illustrators to share their craft with the world, influence aesthetic direction, and help narratives take shape. Offset is committed to giving world-class artists a platform where their imagery can easily be discovered. On average 5-10% of apllicants make it into stock photography. 

In January 2018 Lindsay Herkert Photography was ranked third (out of 65) newborn photographers analyzed by Expertise . Criteria was based on: reputation, credibility, experience, availability, and professionalism. I am honored to be grouped with so much newborn talent.

I've grown to love the inspirational instagram photography community and the friendly competiton it provides to be featured on photography hubs.

follow me on IG @lindsay.herkert

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