Andrea Stitt | Part-time Portrait and Family Photographer | Topeka, KS
I have been taking photos since I had access to mom's 35mm camera for my first photography class. I must have gotten my love from my dad; he would take photos on vacation and put more of the landscape in the picture than the family. I was the one in the photos showing off my dorkiest poses and expressions, I was a nerd even back then.
My creative passion for art has been with me for as long as I can remember; I say it's because I was born on Earth Day. Through High School I really came to love it, mainly because I had an amazing teacher. I graduated from Kansas State University with a B.F.A in Ceramics and a B.A. in Art History. What I've learned from college I want to bring to my photos; the drive and passion to connect with what you are creating.
Currently I am a counselor at an after school program at a Methodist Church in Topeka. I absolutely love working with kids and my passion is art. For now as a counselor I am able to do both. I love making things from scratch and by hand, whether it be quilting and sewing or baking and cooking. As you will get to see I enjoy crafting my own props. I look forward to creating special memories for each client that in turn will be enjoyed for many years to come.
With my husband Jeremy as my funny and wonderfully talented assistant we have become a team that works together to capture amazing moments. His lively and spirited demeanor brings laughs and smiles to every session.
As of this past year my husband and I have added a new addition to our family. Evelyn Rose who has been an absolute wonder and blessing from God. She is our inspiration and guiding light. Because of her we are more focused on family and child photo sessions. We hope that her smile will bring as much joy to our clients and viewers as it has brought to our lives.
Another prayer has been answered for our family. This coming August I will be teaching Art at a middle school in Pratt, KS.
photo credit: Autumn Shoemaker of We Chase the Light photography