Janet Masterson Photography:

Florida Photographer specializing in Portrait, Weddings, Sports, Events and Commercial Photography.

Site Features :

  • SmugMug Photography Site
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Mobile Friendly Shopping Cart
  • Home page slideshow – full screen
  • Portfolio area – easy to manage
  • Variety of gallery styles – photo collage
  • Client Login area for client access to galleries
  • Center Navigation with fixed header – easy to use
  • Text pages with images – easy to use update
  • Social Media Links and Sharing Capabilities
  • Links to PDF files – session/pricing information

We had the opportunity to interview Janet and here is what she had to say…

1. Why to you like photography ?

They say that some people were born with a hammer in their hand.  I think I was born with a camera.  It seems to be the natural way to look at things for me.  It’s as if, once I look at something through the viewfinder, I am always able to remember it. So many of life’s moments are forgotten because we are often passive participants in our own lives.  Things you think you’ll remember forever are often lost along the way, and having even one photograph of a certain day, a particular grin, or a loved one can open the floodgates to everything about that time in your life that would have otherwise been forgotten.

2. What is your favorite type of photography ?

I love the results of infant photography, but I have to say that senior photography has become the most fun for me.

3. Share a funny story about your photography…

SO, there was this sweet young engaged couple who I was photographing for their ‘save the date’ cards.  The groom-to-be was set on wearing a bow tie and suspenders, but he unfortunately had forgotten to learn how to tie one.  Being that this is a skill I had never had the need to master, we were at a loss … if not for his determined bride-to-be!  We are at our location and she is walking up to perfect strangers asking if they knew how to tie a bow tie.  It was hilarious watching this little 4’10” young lady walking up to strangers in her sweetest voice asking for help.  In the end, we got the bow tie handled, and the pictures are gorgeous proof of a little determination.

4. Share a photography trick or tip…

Candid shots are king.  Step back, act like you’re adjusting your lens or something, and just watch and snap those shots that they aren’t even aware you’re taking.

5. Why do you love SmugMug and/or jR Customization ?

 I love Smugmug because all of the guesswork is taken care of for me.  I’m a photographer, not a web designer.  Smugmug has thought of everything, and they stay on top of the technology.  They’ve always been more than helpful when I’ve had a glitch of some sort.  jR Customization? They are the best.  We are thousands of miles away, and it’s like they are right here with me.  They know the business, so they have a keen understanding of the challenges photographers face.  They are also creative.  But the best thing is that what they has done for me WORKS.  I have a beautiful site, my images are displayed perfectly, and I couldn’t have done it without them.

6. What is your major goal or photography project for 2015 ?

 I want to schedule larger events for 2015.  I’ve hesitated to make the commitment in the past, but I’m ready for the next challenge.

7. How can readers learn more about you ?

Visit my website (http://www.jmastersonphoto.com/) – if you like what you see, reach out to me.  I am extremely open and flexible, and I want to hear what you are looking for.  We’ll make it happen together, and I promise you’ll love the results.

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