Punch Drunk Love Officially started in 2015. But long before Punch Drunk Love was its own thing it all started with Sherwood Photography (which I still run). In short I felt the wedding part of my businesses needed to be its own thing. And I came up with Punch Drunk Love. And here we are. The Long Version. I started my own photography company back in 2003. I started shooting weddings believe it or not. Although prior to this I had been photographing portraits and landscapes for fun for about 6 years. I didn’t really know how to photograph a wedding. I threw myself into it. And I learned immediately. I can’t say I would recommend that to be the best way to start a wedding photography business, but its something I had to do out of necessity. I needed to work. And the excitement weddings had really intrigued me. Little did I know how intense they really are on the photography part of it. It’s a one time deal. One time deal. Many well established portrait and landscape photographers wouldn’t even think of being an event photographer because it’s intense. But I loved it. I lived for it. I had a great time. I had great people I worked with. It took me all over the place. Fast forward 5 years and I had my first child. What an amazing time. And crazy at the same time. Children are amazing and its absolutely true what they say. Things change. And they changed for me in an amazing way that I never would have expected. My son taught me to take breaks and not work all day long. And I am thankful for that. I truly didn’t realize how much I worked until my son came along because I love what I do so it never really felt like work. Fast forward 5 more years and I had my daughter. Soon after my daughter I realized how I wanted for my wedding photography to be its own thing. And thats when Punch Drunk Love came up. But I sat on that name for a year or so. Eventually I just couldn’t shake the name and I had to do something about it. So I did. Shortly after this I realized that 2 kids was a lot of work and I didn’t want to miss their child hood. So I stepped back for a little bit. Photographed only a few weddings a year so that my time could be spent with my family. Now that my kids are grown and in school I have been able to spend the time on weddings. I am thankful that I am able to work from home and be there for my family. So that’s it. This is how PDL started. I’m sure there are lots of things I am missing but I was never really a good writer. I’m a good photographer. I’m a mother who supports other working mothers as well as stay at home moms. ( I have a respect for stay at home moms I never would have had, had I not had my own children) I am a simple person loving life. And taking it all in.
I look forward to getting to know you as well. Please feel free to email me.