Hey, I’m Deirdre Puff of DPuff Photography.
I can’t remember a time when photography wasn’t a part of my life.
I’m a second-generation photography. As the story goes my parents met when my
dad was shooting a wedding and my mom was a guest. The rest is (well documented
in film) history.
I spent most of my childhood in front of the camera, my teens involved a lot of
disposables and a portable web cam and a fascination with creating composites for
Nexopia cover photos for my friends (little did I know I’d be using those skills 15 years
later!). My camera selections slowly evolved as I did in adulthood and I became serious
about learning the skills (as with most parents) when my daughter was born. It wasn’t until
2 years later, when my son was born that my hobby became a career.
As you may have guessed, I have pretty young kids at home. An almost 4-year-old, and a 1.5-year-old. They are fondly referred to as my wildlings, because they are that. They were born with all the karma their father and I deserve for childhoods full of adventure (a few broken bones), and all the grey hairs our mothers colored over. It is in watching them explore and adventure that I find real magic – and where I draw inspiration.
My daughter, standing high on her slide (danger!), with the sun glistening behind her proclaiming she is all powerful; it is that confidence, beauty and freedom I strive to show in every child who crosses my lens. Or when she dances in the grass, her princess dress flowing that I think of the beautiful mothers to be, dancing with their future in their belly (in a beautiful gown they borrowed from my client closet). Every Fresh 48 (in home or hospital newborn session) brings me back to those first moments with my own. I love to capture the emotion – lives completely changed in the most magical way. Those first cuddles, the awe in life – and the resilience and beauty in the mothers and fathers.
I specialize in maternity, lifestyle newborn, children and family portraits. I specialize in the growing family, because that’s exactly where I am too. I understand the frustration in having your two-year-old want to chase butterflies instead of pose, or the silly faces your 5 year old pulls instead of the pretty smile you want – but we work with that. Tickles, cuddles, play to get those loving memories you will cherish forever.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a little more. I can’t wait to work with you.