Welcome to Applewood!
As the first post of this blog, I thought you ought to get to know me a bit.
My name is Aubrey Dettmer, and I've been married for nearly 6 wonderful years to my husband, Aaron. We have 2 goats, 2 dogs & 4 barncats, & I love them all while Aaron loves only the dogs & me. I am the oldest of 8 children, which is A LOT of fun! My siblings have become some of my best friends over the years. I love coffee (no cream or sugar, please!), bread (lots of it!), Germany (I take German lessons), drawing, piano, old buildings, trains...well, the list could go on.
I graduated from IPFW with an Associates Degree in Business and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, but I've found that photography is where my true passion lies. I've always loved art, & my grandpa was an art teacher, so I've been surrounded with it since I was a little tyke.
I began my photography career a little over a year ago when I took my sister's senior portraits and realized that it was not only a lot of fun...but the pictures turned out pretty well, too! So I ran with it. I began taking photographs of my family, friends, anyone who would let me! I can't believe how this hobby has turned into something so much more seemingly overnight, and I love every minute of it!
I've found that my greatest joy when photographing is the expression on someone's face when they see the photos. When I catch the personality of their child, or a funny moment at a wedding, or the love that two people have for each other....that's the real reason I do what I do. I don't want to be just another photographer who makes your kid cry relentlessly as we're all trapped in a studio. I want to see them having FUN! I like to incorporate your interests and see the real personality shining through. And who doesn't like a good wedding? Cake, laughter, dancing, magical moments...you've got to love that!
I hope you enjoy perusing the site & that you contact me for photos you will treasure always. Do you have an idea, but you're not sure if it's possible? Just ask. I'll be happy to make it work! And don't forget to "Like" the Facebook page and tell your friends and family. I'd love to take their photos, too!
Wife, Mommy, Vintage Lover, Coffee Addict, Photography Junkie