Hi, I'm Linda Wilson, a professional portrait photographer with a degree in photography, specializing in babies and children. I'm 48 years old, but at only 4'10" some don't believe me. I'm married to a hard working roofer, and together we have 2 grown children. I have a pet bird who talks, 3 cats, and believe it or not, I now have 10 pet bunnies! My studio is located in Longwood, Florida, where I photograph lots of babies & children, maternity & newborn portraits. I also photograph families, business portrait head-shots, couples, pets, high school seniors. I have a very large variety of props and backgrounds in my studio offering unique, custom sessions for all. I offer 3 different "Baby Plan" options, a child's "Watch Me Grow" plan, and even a "Maternity Progression Plan."
In 2002, I received an AS Degree in Photography from Daytona Beach Community College. I am always continuing my education, attending classes at workshops, conventions, & online too. I've been a longtime member of the Professional Photographers of Central Florida (PPCF) where I have won several merits & awards including "Best of Show" and "Top Ten Photographer" of the year a couple times. I have also been a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Florida Professional Photographers (FPP). I was awarded "Thumbtack's Best of 2015" & "Best 10 Head-shot Photographers of 2016" awards, and I was awarded one of the "Best 20 Orlando Newborn Photographers" by Expertise a few times, which is such an honor!
I learned photography taking mostly nature photos on traditional black & white film. I used to hand roll, process, and develop the film myself, then printed each and every print by hand for countless hours in my darkroom. This process taught me so much about light, shadow, & contrast, and then when I moved to color printing, that taught me even more about color correction, tones, & more. I really loved the darkroom, and swore I'd never go digital; plus I loved nature photography and swore I'd never do portraits or weddings, and I definitely didn't want a studio. But funny how things change! I now have done it all (and like it too!) God knew his plans for me for sure. My photography instructors always said how I would be so good with photographing children but I didn't believe it! Yet all the sudden one day, I wanted nothing more than to have a studio to photograph babies and children! It's like I had been pregnant with the idea for years but didn't know it. After my first "maternity and newborn" workshop, I was hooked! I have come to truly appreciate digital processing and all it has to offer, as the possibilities for creativity are now endless. And I thoroughly love photographing babies & children. I have fun playing "dress up" with your adorable children, and I love designing new sets. I currently do everything for my business, from start to finish. I even enjoy the digital enhancing which I swore I'd never do, lol. My studio keeps me very busy but I love it so much, and I enjoy providing quality, unique portraits for all of my clients. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your family's memory making. :)