More about Johna D....
What do you love about your job?
My passion for the art of photography has allowed me to broaden the focus of my craft. In addition to my fire department portraits, fire training, and on-scene photographs, I also love to photograph engagements, weddings, children, high school Seniors, and families. I specialize in beautifully edited and lasting, meaningful photographs.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
The most special shoots I have done that I will always remember and cherish are sessions with children that have medical issues but they triumph in life despite those challenges.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I have a knack for capturing natural photos that reflect your personality. You help to decide the best location, and I will help guide you as to the best time. I am very patient with children and adults alike. I never make you feel rushed and will make the session as calm as I can. One thing you will notice is that I will blend in with the family to the point in which you will forget that I am the photographer.
If you would like to learn more about my photography style, then please drop me a line and we can meet for coffee.
Throughout the years, I have received several awards for my dedication to photography. Most notably, I received an award in June 2010 from Lyons Township for outstanding community service for volunteering and participating in the Littlest Heroes Project. In December 2016, I received an award from the Kankakee Township Fire Protection District for outstanding photography work and dedication in the fire service. In addition, I was honored when, in March 2016 and 2018, I received awards for outstanding performance of photography duties and dedication to the Dwight Fire Protection District.
A fun fact about this photographer
I have tattoos and ride a motorcycle but I am not your typical bike rider. I pretty much the opposite of what you think a bike rider should be.