Hi, my name is Ardath Waller and I have lived in Indianapolis, Indiana for almost 40 years. I am a mother and a proud grandmother of five precious little ones. I am also an Air Force brat with a childhood of moving every other year. We lived in the southern or tropical states, in far away places like Puerto Rico and Guam, and in a small town in Indiana while my father was serving in Vietnam. I graduated from high school in California and graduated from college in Indiana.
Throughout most of my career I have had the fortune to travel the world. And, when I get a chance, I travel for vacation as well. I have traveled to China several times, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Paris, Barcelona, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Canada. And you will notice that I use my blog to record those moments and experiences.
Through all of my childhood, my travels, and my adulthood, I have loved photography. My father was always up on the latest and greatest technology. In his lifetime we progressed from 35mm to polaroids to digital. I believe his influence is the reason I love capturing moments with my camera. My first camera was a brownie camera and early on I remember being so excited when I captured emotions and feelings in my photos. As I grew older and had a family of my own I continued my love of photography by capturing moments of my children growing up. It is greatly evidenced in the fact that I am rarely in any of my children’s younger year photos.
The last few years I have taken my photography to the next level by studying with the best, building up my tool box, and becoming proficient in Photoshop. Having experienced so much life I realize how important it is to capture points in time. That is why photography is my passion.
I have recently focused on pet photography – mostly with natural lighting. I enjoy experiencing places like parks, canals, and cities while taking portraits. I lean more toward a lifestyle type of photography in that I try to capture the surrounding area or items in some photos. I especially love capturing the pets doing what they love to do best – spending time with their families and enjoying the outdoors. Inside portraits are also fun as they quickly decide they love the attention and the camera and will actually smile.