Hi, my Name is Catherine and I will be your host here on my new blog,
I’m a free-lance photographer, currently living in Singapore, but originally from France (I also lived 10 years in the US…I know..It’s complicated…). I’m not a native english speaker, so my grammar can be sometimes far from perfect, I apologise to the purist in advance.
I’m sort of a world traveler (although not always as much as I would like), a chocolate addict and the mom of a bunch of princesses!!
I’m the owner of Mermozine-Photogaphy, a professional studio specialising in Maternity, Newborn and Children Portraits, and I will probably talk a lot about that in my blog, but I also do a lot of travel photography, food photography, macrophotography, …. well about almost everything photography.
To give you a little bit more background about me… I always loved photography, but until a few years ago, although I could often been seen with my camera around my neck, I was “focusing” exclusively on travel photography and fine art (macrophotography, still life, black and white prints that I would develop myself in the darkroom, …). I spent hours shooting all the flowers and bugs I could come across (avoiding carefully any spiders!!) and I was sure that these were the most beautiful things in the world. And then I became a mom and as banal as it sound, it truly changed not only my life (I went from being a neuroscientist to a professional photographer) but also my photography interests. I suddenly saw a different beauty, the kind that makes parents’ eyes a little teary. And there it was, I was not only a photographer anymore, I became one of those… a “mamarazzi”!
(Urban Dictionnary: “Mothers who constantly follow their children around with several cameras and video taking equipment, snapping photos at each turn and documenting each milestone or event with at least two dozen photos”.)
(but don’t worry I still travel and chase flowers and bugs too – although still avoiding spiders…).
As a mom, I know how fast our tiny bundles of joy grow and how much we wish to have kept more traces of each one of their milestones. That’s why as a professional photographer I like to photograph the main developmental milestones of the babies’ first years (the “still-all-curly” newborn baby, the 3 months old baby able to lift his(her) head when lying on his(her) belly, the 6 months old infant able to sit and then the toddler and his(her) hesitant first steps). I photograph kids when they smile, and when they don’t, when they play, interact with their siblings, parents, …, when they are being kids.
I will try in this blog to share with you my love of children and my passion for photography.
Happy New Year!!!