SuAnn Bird

I have loved photography ever since I was given an old, used black-and-white camera when I was in the 5th grade. I have three children, so naturally, they are my favorite subjects to photograph. My daughter, Malina, is an especially good sport and has been my model for practicing new techniques more times than I can count. I also love photographing things in nature. I completed my first piece using the Liquid Lead technique of, who else, my daughter, as a gift for her 16th birthday. I had never drawn anything before in my life and it exceeded any expectations that I had. Even though I was pleased with the result, I found that I don’t have the patience for it, so I’ll contiue to focus on photography. I’m currently working on photographing the LDS temples here in Utah and will branch out to other temples as the opportunity arises. I recently displayed my photographs in a temporary store in the mall for the Christmas season and was delighted have some of them sell. In other words, getting paid for having fun.