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Posted 11/3/2009 by justjanice in General Photography


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1. Who are you? Please include self portrait and links to other sites featuring you, like your blog, website, etc. Pimp yourself out!!
Hmmm. Where to begin! I am Janice Stewart. I am a Christian wife and SAHM. I have been happily married to my wonderful husband, David for 22 years. That's more than half my life! We have three kids---Tyler who will be 19 in December, Hadley who is 15, and Lance who is 13. Yep. THREE TEENAGERS! Yikes!

My husband and I decided I would stay home when we had children. Little did we know, I would get pregnant almost immediately after college graduation! So, we took the leap of faith and I quit my job. I always figured I would go back to work once they were in school all day, but life threw us a curve we were not expecting. Our youngest was born with cystic fibrosis. It quickly became evident that my place was at home regardless of their ages. His care is time consuming and he can get very sick, very quickly. I love that I don't have the added stress of having to be at a job every day and feel extremely blessed that my husband can provide for us.

I enjoy being a volunteer. Love being involved with the kids' school, sports and church activities! Of course, they like it less now than when they were younger. Mom can find out everything!

I'm struggling with what else to say, so I'll just give you a few random facts. I think it will give you a glimpse of me!

I am a protector. If I can keep my kids safe and happy, I consider it a HUGE success.
I have naturally curly hair. Very curly. Think corkscrew. My mom, dad, brother and sister do, too. My kids do not have curly hair.
I am indecisive, but have an opinion on nearly every decision made by someone else. This drives my husband crazy!
While I truly love my kids just as they are now, I secretly long for the days when they were small. **Hug your little ones!!! Time goes so quickly!**
I'm a girl of comfort. Unless I have to be somewhere, you will find me at home in my pajama pants!
I'm a procrastinator---sometimes I'll even procrastinate things I like. Ugh. I hate that about me!
I *love* being a fan at my kids' sporting events. It makes me proud!
I read owner's manuals.
I enjoy scrapbooking and have recently switched to digital-almost exclusively!
I love to read-alternating fiction with a book that will help me be a better person. I also like to have a Bible study going at all times.

AND, I really hate pictures of me... That's been part of the hold-up! I can't seem to get a decent self-portrait I like. So, I'm posting without it and will try again tomorrow.

2. What inspired you to get into photography? And when?
I've always loved photography! From the time I was old enough to have a camera, I've been the family photographer. Of course, getting my first DSLR helped me step things up a bit!

3. What is your education? Degree? Self taught? Workshops?
Well, I have my master's degree in Education---instructional technology. As far as photography goes, I took a class in high school where we used film 35mm and developed our own stuff. Ive also taken a community college class or two. Most of what I've learned, though, has been through trial and error and from the very knowledgeable Peas!

4. What kind of photographer would you describe yourself as?
Hmmm. That's a hard one! I love faces. I also love to capture moments as they are happening, without them even knowing I'm there. So, if I have to fess up to a style, I guess it would be more photojournalistic?

5. What kind of equipment do you use? Not every piece you own, but your favorites or use most often.
I'm a Canon girl but occasionally, I toy with the idea of Nikon. Shh. Don't tell! But, I have too much invested in Canon, so I'm probably Canon for good. Most of the time, I use my Canon 40D and my 24-70. It's just a great, practical combo that serves me well in a variety of situations.

6. What did/do you struggle with the most?
I struggle with the confidence to just whip out my big 'ol camera and start shooting! Sometimes, I'll be out and see a shot I'd love to take, only to be to self-conscious to take it. I'm working on that!

7. What was your biggest a-ha moment? Can be something technical/camera-related, something personal as it relates to photography, or something you learned about yourself as a photographer.
I would say that my biggest a-ha moment came when I learned how to shoot in manual. It brought all the elements together for me---gave me a deeper understanding of how each thing effects a shot, so that I could use it to create a photo, not just shoot one.

8. Biggest lesson learned? Can be either about photography, the business, yourself, etc.
My biggest lesson learned is that a photo doesn't have to be perfect to be worthy. When I first got my DSLR, I obsessed with trying to make every shot technically perfect. Of course, I missed the mark. A lot! Still do! And that was very discouraging to me. Now I can see the beauty in many of those imperfect shots, too.

9. What's your greatest triumph or achievement? Could just be opening your own business, awards, compliments.
I take great pride when someone compliments a shot of mine without knowing it was mine. Something about it being so genuine!

10. What is one of the most important mistakes you made that served as a basis for your progression?
Underexposure! Once I realized that tendency, and realized that the in-camera meter was not perfect, my exposure has improved dramatically!

11. What is it about photography that makes your heart sing and mind race with possibilities?
Capturing the moment!! That's what it's about for me. There's just something so special about freezing a moment and being able to revisit it whenever you like!

12. Which do you like better-taking the photo or processing it? Why?
Definitely taking the photo! I don't mind processing one or two, but to edit hundreds is just such a dreaded chore to me.

13. What inspires you? Could be anything-other photographers, nature, art, music, people, etc.
Beauty! I see it everywhere. I am in awe of the beautiful world we live in---I love the colors, textures, faces.

14. What is something about you that we don't know? Could be something serious or silly-your choice.
I'm a pony-tail girl! Wish I was girly and glamorous, but most days I end up with a pony tail.

15. Can you share with us your loved ones? Especially if they have been featured in your work?
Sure! Although, my family rarely cooperates for an actual portrait.
The most recent family shot...

My wonderful, amazing husband

My oldest son, Tyler

My sweet daughter, Hadley

My baby boy, Lance

Our dog, Max

The way family shoots go...

16. Can you share your top tip/technique with us?
Shoot. Shoot. Shoot. Then shoot some more! It's a great way to learn!

17. Who are you picking next and why?
I'm picking Carolyn, aka Hampton32. I adore her work and love hearing about her exciting life! I want to know more.

18. Please share some of your favorite works with us!!
Well, when I was looking through for my faves, it became apparent that I LOVE face shots. Love them! So, that's what most of my favorites are.


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Posted: 11/3/2009 6:56:05 PM
WOW, Janice!!!! What a fabulous interview!!!

Your warm spirit always comes across in all of our interactions via 2Peas, FB, and the blog -- but I have to say it ALSO shines through your breathtaking work!

Your focus is so sharp (and I am a sharp focus freak!), but you also get a lot of emotion to come out of your subjects. It says a lot about who you are and how comfortable you make people feel. Your shots are truly gorgeous!

And I agree with so much of what you wrote -- especially about hugging your kids when they're small!

I am honored you picked me to go next. {{gulp!!}} (Yikes! Gotta do a self-portrait!)

Thanks so much for sharing!


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Posted: 11/3/2009 7:03:39 PM
Oh, Janice! I don't know what to say because right now I'm sitting like this: I think I just fell in love with you!

This was SUCH a pleasure to read! A lot of what you said resonated with me. this:

While I truly love my kids just as they are now, I secretly long for the days when they were small. **Hug your little ones!!! Time goes so quickly!**

And this:

I am indecisive,

And this:

Beauty! I see it everywhere. I am in awe of the beautiful world we live in

I laughed out loud about you being at home in your pajama pants! I could live in my Victoria Secret red plaid flannel pajamas!

I loved this:

My biggest lesson learned is that a photo doesn't have to be perfect to be worthy.
I'm going to try really hard to remember that. Thank you for saying it.

Your work is all the faces! The little boy with the big green eyes...omgosh! I gasped...really. You are beautiful and so is your family.

Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us, Janice! It was wonderful getting to know you better!

Blessings, Rebecca

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Posted: 11/3/2009 7:08:55 PM
Loved it! TFS!






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Posted: 11/3/2009 7:10:31 PM
Thanks for sharing your yourself! Your pictures are PERFECT!!!

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Posted: 11/3/2009 7:20:58 PM
very cool, tfs
i love your kids photo

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Posted: 11/3/2009 7:53:40 PM
Your pictures are beautiful and you have a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing with all of us.


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Posted: 11/3/2009 7:57:27 PM
Janice, how fun to get to know the person behind the camera! I feel like we just sat down and had a nice chat. I agree--hug 'em when they're small...mine are grown and gone . Love all the faces and emotion you've captured!

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Posted: 11/3/2009 8:06:27 PM
Your family is gorgeous, I enjoyed reading about you!


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Posted: 11/3/2009 8:06:30 PM
Janice what a beautiful story about you and thanks for sharing some of your really great photos. You really capture a story in them. ~Jackie

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Posted: 11/3/2009 8:19:22 PM
Janice, you are one of the sweetest peas around here...I loved getting to know have a beautiful family and some gorgeous favorits...and I agree with Carolyn, your focus is amazing...something I seem to be struggling with lately. TFS with us...oh and I live in my PJs.

ETA: So happy you picked Carolyn...I adore her work also and would love to learn more about her... get to it girl...


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Posted: 11/3/2009 8:28:02 PM
Janice, I loved reading about you! THank you so much for sharing Your pictures are fantastic, and as many others have said, amazing sharpness/focus. You have a beautiful family and in so many of the pictures captured such emotion from your subjects. Great getting to know you.

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Posted: 11/3/2009 8:56:05 PM
Oh I loved reading this. Thanks for sharing more about you!!

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Posted: 11/3/2009 9:03:46 PM
I really loved reading about you! Your kids are stunning, and I can tell just from reading what a great DH you have. You are lucky with them, but I think they are lucky with you, too!

I am SO glad to read that someone else is a procrastinator. Just today I was thinking about what a horrible procrastinator I am. You even "procrastinate about things you like to do." I can SOOOO relate to that!

Thanks for sharing yourself with us. And I can't wait to read about Carolyn - excellent choice!



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Posted: 11/3/2009 9:32:12 PM
Janice it was so fun to get to know you! How wonderful for your children (esp. your youngest) that you have been able to spend so much time at home with them.

Your family is BEAUTIFUL and I love all the pics you shared - esp. the one of the Mom kissing the newborn - makes me wish mine were still that little.

BTW I am a pony tail girl most of the time, too - glad to hear I am not alone! lol TFS!

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Posted: 11/3/2009 9:41:24 PM
Janice, this was wonderful to read! You and your family are just beautiful.

I am so happy to get to know you better, you are such a loving person and talented photographer


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Posted: 11/3/2009 9:48:26 PM
I loved reading all about you Janice. You are so pretty, you should be in more of the pictures! YOur pictures are beautiful. I feel like I know you a bit better. Thank you for sharing.


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Posted: 11/3/2009 9:57:40 PM
Janice, Thanks for sharing a little about yourself. I love this pea of the week interviews!

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Posted: 11/3/2009 10:02:03 PM
Loved reading your truly are an amazing photographer and person!!! Keep up the awesome work


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Posted: 11/3/2009 10:06:54 PM

It was a pleasure reading this and getting to know you. You are obviously so sweet and warm, and you sound like an incredible mother.

Your family is beautiful, and if I took face shots like you do, I would choose face shots too! Those images are gorgeous!

Thanks for taking the time to write this and share a little of yourself with us!


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Posted: 11/3/2009 10:14:33 PM
You come across as so devoted to your family. I, too, think of you as a "Sweet" pea. The shot of the little boy with the green eyes is just arresting!!


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Posted: 11/3/2009 10:26:46 PM
It was worth the wait to get the inside scoop on you! You have a beautiful family and such a shining outlook on life! You say that you are lucky to have your family. I think they are lucky to have you!

Thank you for sharing this piece of you!



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Posted: 11/3/2009 11:08:01 PM
Great interview, Janice! You have a lovely family. My favorite was the picture of your 3 kids, too cute.

I loved looking at all of your work. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 11/3/2009 11:17:20 PM
You, your pictures, your family......all beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.


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Posted: 11/4/2009 12:04:37 AM
it was so great to read and learn more about yoU!!!

I am indecisive, but have an opinion on nearly every decision made by someone else. This drives my husband crazy!

sooooooo me!!!!

I'm a procrastinator---sometimes I'll even procrastinate things I like. Ugh. I hate that about me!

well i am here reading this instead of editing photos so i can relate

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Posted: 11/4/2009 2:02:19 AM
thanks for sharing a bit about you! Your family is gorgeous!

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Posted: 11/4/2009 2:19:03 AM
What great photos, and your interview just made me smile! Thanks for sharing and glad to get to know you a little better.


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Posted: 11/4/2009 5:59:48 AM
I think we were separated at birth. We are so much alike. It's no wonder I like you as much as I do. Wonderful interview. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with all of us. Your photos are lovely!


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Posted: 11/4/2009 6:17:59 AM
Thank you for sharing. In a world of cold, impersonal computer encounters - these 'Pea of the Week Interviews' are so refreshing. I look forward to being introduced to a 'real' person each week. Thanks!


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Posted: 11/4/2009 6:32:24 AM
i loved this interview- you seem so personable and sweet:} i totally agree with the sweats and ponytail!!
and i'm so glad you picked carolyn- i love her work as well!


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Posted: 11/4/2009 6:33:57 AM

Thank you for sharing. It is a complete honor to get to know so much more about you, and who you are. If I can be half the mother you are when my three are teenagers, I'll consider myself a success! You are truly a wonderful mother, wife, volunteer, etc. Incredibly sweet, down to earth, and very honest. I that!!

Your family is stunning and happy!!

Thanks for sharing!!



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Posted: 11/4/2009 8:02:52 AM
Janice, thanks so much for sharing your family and your life. Glad to get to know your better! You have one beautiful family and love your photography!


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Posted: 11/4/2009 8:17:41 AM
I really enjoyed reading this (as I sit here in my yoga pants), Janice, and getting to know more about you. Thanks so much for sharing!

Carolyn--I'm looking forward to yours, too!


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Posted: 11/4/2009 8:21:54 AM
I loved reading your interview! It was so much fun to get to know you better and read your inspiring words! Your work is beautiful!


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Posted: 11/4/2009 9:04:17 AM
I loved your interview. It gives us some insight to the person behind the camera. What a beautiful family you have.


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Posted: 11/4/2009 9:24:52 AM

I mostly lurk because of lack of time, but I had to post a comment.
Hearing about your life was very inspiring. Not just regarding photography but about life in general. You seem like such a nice person with a great attitude. You mkae me want to count my blessings (more often) and appreciate what I have (more often).

Also LOVE your photo's. Especially the little boy with the green eyes...awwhhh. And the close up face shot of the girl with the short hair. Beautiful!


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Posted: 11/4/2009 9:34:24 AM
Loved it!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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Posted: 11/4/2009 10:01:03 AM
What a great interview, Janice! I feel like I "know" you now! And so many of the things you said sounded just like me (as I sit here in my sweatpants and ponytail, lol) .

Your kids are beautiful, I LOVE your family picture (what a gorgeous setting), and the one of them being silly really cracked me up.

Thanks for sharing yourself with us!!



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Posted: 11/4/2009 10:05:06 AM
Thanks everyone!! You brought tears to my eyes with your sweet comments! I love the Peas!


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Posted: 11/4/2009 3:50:55 PM
Awesome interview Janice!

I'm so glad to "meet" you!

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Posted: 11/4/2009 4:35:35 PM
Great interview. TFS!


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Posted: 11/4/2009 4:37:30 PM
I think you need to change your name because you're certainly not "just" Janice

Such a great interview, I truly enjoyed reading it.


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Posted: 11/4/2009 5:44:33 PM
Thank you for this fun read! I adore your solo shots of each of your kids... What depth and character in each of them... Wow!

This has been really fulfilling to "get in you head" with each of these weekly interviews with various Peas... Thanks, Janice!

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Posted: 11/4/2009 6:05:01 PM

Janice, how fun to get to know the person behind the camera! I feel like we just sat down and had a nice chat. I agree--hug 'em when they're small...mine are grown and gone . Love all the faces and emotion you've captured!

I agree completely with everything Pat said!!! And, you are a special Mom, that is sure evident!!

And, like so many others have said, I am a HUGE Gigantic Procrastinator too, oh my, you wouldn't believe how bad.

Great interview, and by the way, you are a beautiful woman!!! So, don't be afraid to take those self-portraits!!


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Posted: 11/4/2009 9:15:48 PM
Loved reading this and seeing your photos. Thanks for sharing!



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Posted: 11/4/2009 9:49:26 PM
Janice, thanks for sharing part of yourself here. Your photos are lovely and your family is lovely.


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Posted: 11/5/2009 9:50:11 AM
Thanks again, Peas! You are wonderful!

Doing the interview was fun---once I got over the nervousness. Yikes!

Can't wait to read Carolyn's and all that follow!


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Posted: 11/5/2009 10:03:56 AM
This is wonderful, Janice! I meant to post my response the other day and must have gotten side-tracked!

I love your pictures and your words. Thank you for sharing yourself with us!


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Posted: 11/5/2009 10:24:06 AM
Wow....your interview was so touching and you're such a beautiful person inside and out that i don't know why you struggle so with a self-portrait (although I do too). Amazing shots!!

*** Frankie ***

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