Heirloom: Do you have any morning rituals or things you do to get ready for a long day of editing or shooting?
Lillie: On days that I have a lot of editing to do I will normally wake before my little girl does to get in some quality editing time. She is still a heavy morning napper so when she takes her first nap of the day I can get in at least two more hours of editing done. While editing I typically have a large glass of lemon water and my favorite music playing to keep me in the zone.
Heirloom: What’s one thing/event/person/place you’ve always wanted to shoot but have yet to do it?
Lillie: I would love to do a shoot in the Lost Coast located in Northern California. I have spent some time there before and it is one of the most breath taking, full of wildlife, pure places I have ever been. It would be a dream to go back one day.
Heirloom: What intrigues you most about photography?
Lillie: I think the most intriguing thing about photography is how personal it is and such a reflection of the photographers personality. I know some people stress about the flooded market of photographers but no one can be you, no one can produce images quite the way you do. So in a sense there is no competition in that.
Heirloom: Tell us about your journey into photography! Is there a story?
Lille: My journey to photography started out in Bend, Oregon with a Canon 35mm. I bought it for $80 off of Craigslist as a way to let out some creative energy. I took pictures of beautiful places and wildlife, places and things that moved me. It started as a hobby. Flash forward a few years after moving, getting married, moving again...this time to Nashville, TN. I found myself craving the camera again, but this time is pursuit of a business. I purchased a digital camera and begin learning from other professionals, reading, and practicing as much as I could. I was determined to make a business out of this! I had such a loving church family that let me practice on them and even hired me multiple times as I furthered my skill.