MJ Thomas Photography | About

My passion for photography was love at first click.  A few years ago I felt this need for a creative outlet, I tried (and failed) at many, many hobbies before I picked up that first DSLR.  I was in LOVE with hearing that shutter open and close, to be able to get all those little details in one frame.  To capture true emotion in that moment with crisp and clear precision.

It has given breath to a part of me that I didn't know was suffocating.  It has made me a storyteller through images, a lover of light and color.  

Photography has helped to open my eyes to finding the beauty in the everyday.  

It has changed my life.

I am first and foremost a mother and wife.  I work side by side with my husband Ryan at his family's store and am passionate about volunteering in our community - particularly with our school's reading program as well as at our public library.  My daughter, Naomi, has been my most patient and captured subject in this photography learning curve.  Showcasing the light and love we feel for her is one of my greatest inspirations.

Photography is my "me" time.  When I can just let my creativity run.  It is the time that I am most myself.

In every session I like to get to know the people on the other side of the lens, to tell their story and to capture small moments that in the long run and looking back are truly the bigger moments.  My emphasis is on lifestyle and natural light photography, covering family groups, babies and kids,senior class photos, engagements and weddings.

Personally I shoot a tremendous amount of nature and landscape photography.  It speaks to me and brings peace and calm.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my site and to get to know me, I would be honored to have the opportunity to meet you and capture some special images together.