Thank you for taking the time out to get to know a little bit about me. My name is Domonique, I am a wife, and a mother of three children and one crazy, fun loving, Rottweiler. I began my photography journey like many of the photographer moms out there today, photographing my own children. My wonderful and supportive husband encouraged me to start a career in photography after viewing my work of our kids and nature shots. I wish I could say the rest is history, but I did not take my husband serious at first, I just thought he was being his usual supportive self. It took a little more gentle pushing from my husband for me to realize just how much I enjoyed photographing and preserving memories. It also helped that I had and have a host of family and friends that are extremely supportive of my work who also encouraged me to move forward with a career in photography.
My initial passion for photography actually began in front of the camera. I loved posing for the camera! I got it honestly from my mom. She too use to love being in front of the camera! My love for being in front of the camera comes to my clients benefit with me behind the camera because I genuinely know how uncomfortable it can be to have a lens pointed at you and be told to "smile" or "say cheese." In order to achieve a natural looking shot it is important for my client to feel comfortable, which is why I have complimentary phone consultations and some times in person consultations prior to the actual photo session. =) On the day of the photo session I may make a silly face, do something silly, use props are just simply have a conversation with my clients so they are relaxed AND most importantly, we have a little fun too!
Although I don't believe you can teach someone to have "the eye" for photography, a photographer can most definitely improve on his/her technical skills through school or apprenticeship. Since I don't come from a long line or even a short line of professional photographers and I take pride in my work and like to be good at what I do, I chose to go back to school to improve on my skills. With proper schooling and training I in turn provide my clients with quality work. I have an Associates degree in Photography and I am currently working on my Bachelor's of Fine Art in Photography.
I also gained a ton of experience working with one of the large preschool portrait studios which allowed me to photograph 100's of preschoolers on a weekly basis. Working with the preschool staff, the preschoolers and their family's, afforded me the opportunity to capture natural smiles and expressions in a fast paced environment. Whether my client wants a fast paced or slow paced session, I can accommodate them.
My goal is to capture and preserve precious memories, one portrait at a time. My ultimate goal is to become my clients family photographer, and preserve memories from maternity to graduation.
As the old saying goes “a photograph can speak a thousand words,” what do you want your photographs to say about you? How can I help you achieve your goals?
There is no time like the present to capture and preserve your memories, and KESS Photography humbly accepts the opportunity to capture and preserve your memories. Call today for your complimentary phone consultation.
Children, Kids, Family, Lifestyle, Maternity, Newborn, Wedding
Black & White, Candid, Documentary, Environmental, Natural Light, Photojournalistic, Traditional
One of the best photo sessions my family has ever had! Sometimes, family photo shoots can be a dreadful thing, especially when you have two toddlers. It's often draining, and not something to look forward to. I was impressed that as soon as we arrived for the shoot, Domonique was set up and ready to go. She already had props in place, and the entire shoot mapped out. She worked so well with my kids that my wife and I barely had to do anything! My kids have never done so well in a photo shoot before, and for that, I"M SO GRATEFUL! The whole experience was so fun, fast, and easy. She also had treats and bubbles for my kids, which make my kids do anything you tell them too! :) I definitely recommend Kess Photography. For a good experience, and EXCELLENT photos to remember forever, I highly recommend Domonique.
I would like to say that kessphotography is fantastic. I highly recommend her services. She definitely knows how to capture great moments through pictures. They are of great value and prices are very reasonable. Please if you are looking for a great photographer you must contact her. She is also very kind and easy to work with.
Dominique is an exceptional photographer. She is very professional, timely, patient and has a keen eye for capturing those special moments. She specializes in headshots (for adults and children), preschool photography, maternity and family photography, among other genres. If you're looking to capture long-lasting memories, Kess Photography is the company to hire.