Theresa A Johnson | Portrait Photographer
As a Visual Storyteller my mission is to create cherished Portrait Art celebrating the spirit behind character-filled faces with
empathy, integrity, professionalism, attention to detail and a friendly, collaborative attitude.
It's not only my professional mission to create a portrait that makes a client say:
"Oh my GOSH...that's the best picture of myself I've ever had done!".
More importantly....it's my privilege and a personal thrill.
From as far back as I can remember; I've been obsessed with photos of people.
Whether I'm looking though boxes of antique daguerreotypes or vintage black & white photos of families or thumbing through images of people from different cultures in a stack of curated Nat Geo magazines...
I see their whole life in their eyes.
There are precious few photos of me growing up...even fewer of my parents or siblings...a fact I lament to this day. My motivation to make this my profession stems from a deep desire to prevent others from feeling this way.
As a teen; I was photographing weddings and special family gatherings on 110 film, "just because". As a young woman, I was mentored by long-since retired professional photographers, whose lessons on film development, basic fundamentals of Black & White portraiture and the "rules of photography" (including the importance of knowing when it's okay to break them!) simultaneously thrilled and inspired me.
There is never a time when I don't see SOMETHING or someone and say to myself:
"What a special picture that would make!"
Some might say I'm a little obsessed, even!
But isn't that the kind of person you WANT to create your cherished, printed memories?
Someone who is passionate about preserving the spirit through character-filled-faces.
Someone who cares deeply about helping you create heirloom albums, cherished wall art ...beautiful framed & matted memories to fill your home with.
I've been at this professionally for 7+ years and have no plans to stop anytime soon (especially since I've just opened my very first portrait studio space in Seaford, Delaware!)
I am honored to be your chosen photographer as you navigate this unpredictable and beautiful Life.
Let's make some Magic, together.