Behind the Lens

So who is Banana Bean Photography? 

Banana Bean Photography is made up of just me, Jade. 
I live in Scottsdale, Arizona with my husband and 2 dogs who are my children. I recently graduated from NAU with my BS in Elementary Education and I can't wait until I have a classroom of my own. I am obsessed with elephants, the ocean, and photography (shocking I know!).  

I've loved photography since I was young. However, I have gone through phases of love and hate with it. I realize now that the times of hate all stemmed from having someone try to squelch the natural process of expression and self exploration within it. I have learned that when I truly love something, especially something creative, not to let the negative words of those who feel all art should fit into any sort of constraints get to me. Art, in all capacities, is individual and beautiful -- hops off of my soapbox. 

Since my photo a day project that I did for my 25th year I found a renewed love, a deeper enjoyment for it as a whole. I never really did photos of people but since pushing myself outside my comfort zone I found that I really love doing sessions with people! I really do love all of my clients and am super grateful to them for letting me be a part of their lives, even if it is for just an hour. Without their trust I would not be where I am today. 

"The world is but a canvas to our imagination" Henry David Thoreau

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