Burman Photography all started to take shape after my first baby, Amelia. I wanted to capture every moment, like every mom, right? I took photography in high school, spent some time in the dark room developing film, so when I picked up an older camera, it all started coming back to me. After a few months of sharing images of my sweet baby, friends began asking me to do their pictures and when I wanted to upgrade my camera, the husband urged me to start the business. I rolled my eyes.
"I always assumed people wanted formal studio portraits and that was never going to be my style. I guess you could say I was ahead of my time then."
I ended up becoming a teacher, see I love literature, dance, music and photography, sprinkle in some water polo or swimming, and it was basically my life before kids. I spent ten years leading 15-18 year olds through William Shakespeare and Harper Lee. This time in the classroom helped me foster some of the dearest relationships I have ever known. Now, I moved my educator skills to this platform and offer workshops on photography and courses to help new photographers.
The years of learning the settings on a film camera and then spending too much time in a dark room figuring the perfect exposure, all led me have an appreciation for photography as an art. A decade as a teacher, photographer, and business owner have taught me how to be flexible, yet steadfast and I am eager to share my skills and time with you.
So much of my business is about relationships. I want to come along side you, I want to hear about your struggles and text about frustrations. Celebrating with you with my camera, and mourning with you over coffee.