BEHIND THE CAMERA
Hi! My name is Jayme. I’m a photographer and pet fanatic, so I guess you could say I am a pet photographer. And this is me in a nut shell:
I live in a small town called Estacada, right outside of Portland, Oregon. I drink way too much coffee and don’t get nearly enough sleep. I have daily conversations with my dogs and sometimes I think they understand me better than most people. I love the color blue, but since I am an Oregon State Beaver fan, I guess I have to like the color orange as well. I actually don’t mind all the rain we get here and I don’t fare too well when I get really cold. I got my first horse when I was 12 and still have her today 18 years later (can you guess how old I am). I absolutely love country music and blame that on being raised in a small hick town that every country song references. I wish there were more hours in the day so I could still play soccer as much as I did in college. I get taken back to the soccer days when I first step outside on a cool and crisp fall morning. I hate wearing make-up and over the last couple of years I have lost all sense of what style is. The master of my house is a small, 7 lb, partially blind kitty, who bosses the dogs around and makes sure she always gets fed first. I am absolutely obsessed with the TV series Criminal Minds and will probably have to fight off depression when the show no longer is aired. I have a husband, his name is Mike, and he is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I have really bad luck with dogs and vet bills as I have spent more on surgeries for my dogs than my college education. The greatest compliment that anyone could ever give me is telling me that I captured an image of their pet that they will cherish forever. I really want to win Powerball so I can buy a million acres somewhere and build a sanctuary for all those pets who don’t have a home. I will never win Powerball so I dedicate much of my time taking pictures of family-less pets in hopes that I can help their family find them (I still want to win Powerball though). I HATE packing for overnight trips, it stresses me out and as a result, I always pack quadruple the amount of clothes that I really need. My husband loves this, really, he does. My favorite time to take pictures is either really early in the morning or at dusk. The lighting at these hours rocks my world. I have horrible posture when I sit and edit pictures and my favorite time of year is the late summer. I first became animal crazed when my Mom took me to my first petting zoo at the age of 3, it was an uphill battle for them ever since as they started to run out of excuses for why I couldn’t keep all the dogs and cats that I kept bringing home. My most favorite running partner was my childhood Golden Retriever named Sisco, there wasn’t a road we hadn’t run on in our small town. I am OCD with keeping my house clean, (which is slowly driving me crazy as I share it with a 150 lb, slobbery, hairy beast known as a St. Bernard) yet my car is disgusting all the time? That I will never understand. I am my own worst critic and sometimes forget that I am not super woman and can’t stay on full throttle-turbo mode 7 days a week. I hate chocolate and don’t know how to hold a baby. I can’t cook or bake and I don’t really want to learn. I held out as long as I could…but now that I have an iphone, I could never live without it. I have tried several times to eat a grain/carb free diet, but saying no to spaghetti will always be a losing battle. I love taking pictures of my pets and your pets and have a pretty good knack at capturing the pet’s personalities in my images. I often take on too much and have trouble letting go, but what fun would this world be if we were all perfect? I think Pit Bulls make the most wonderful pets and there will never be a time that I don’t have one in my family.
Well there you have it…me in a nutshell, well maybe something a little bigger…me in a bucket.