Smithville, TX: All About YOU Portraits » Portrait Photography focused on YOU!

About Me - MarlenePhotographer. Mother. Wife. Volunteer. Artist.

My husband  our 2 year old son, and I moved to Central Texas in 1984. We were looking for better jobs and found them.  In 1987 I had my second son while employed full-time by the State of Texas as a Computer Programmer. Back then I was “just a mom photographer”.

Both my husband and I enjoyed a a 30 year career within Information Technology.  During that time while my two sons were growing up, I attended many of their soccer games. Then came the inevitable empty nest and I was ready to return to the things I first loved, the arts! Photography! Children! And animals!

Photography

Digital photography came in vogue and I bought my first DSLR camera in 2004. By 2006, I had so many people asking me for portraits that I started my first photography business. Back then it was named “Artful Photography by Marlene”.

In late 2012, my husband and I moved to Bastrop County to a newly built home. We planned it to include a residential studio. Then in January 2013, I registered my photography business as “All About You Portraits”. This is also when I spent a great deal of time in my studio honing my craft and practicing studio lighting. That spring I won two photography awards: First Place Illustrative and Judges’ Choice at Austin PPA’s annual print competition. I earned my Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) certification in 2014 from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

Animals

It was in 2016 that I learned about and joined an organization of artists helping animals, HeARTS Speak. I do pro bono work for many animal organizations through HeARTS Speak, including: Lockhart Animal Shelter, Bastrop Animal Rescue, Hardy-Hayes Rescue, and I Once Was Lost animal advocacy.

People

My paid work primarily is for children, families, and business and social media headshots.

Other

I sell photographic fine art work and volunteer as a docent at the Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop. I also volunteer and serve as an Ambassador at the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce.

HeARTS Speak artist member

Certified Professional Photographer

Certified Professional Photographer

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Professional Photographers of America

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