Who I am and my journey into photography.

I was raised in a very close, Christian based middle-class family in a Southern city suburb. I have been married 38 years. I have 2 grown sons, a beautiful granddaughter, and an older sister. Our home right now is also home to a dog and cat.  I love music, outdoors, pets, wildlife, and new adventures. I love all of nature and God’s many creations and can’t imagine a life without a love of God and family, wildlife and the outdoors.

In 2008 at the age of 58, I became very interested in hiking, backpacking, and kayaking and spent almost every weekend either in the woods or on a river or lake. During this time I photographed the beautiful outdoors as I experienced it and after a few years had quite a gallery of photos (mostly on Picasa) from my trusty little Canon point-and-shoot camera. This is when I decided I wanted a “real” camera and in August of 2012 bought my first dslr, a Canon 7d with the promise to NEVER put it on auto. Thus my education began. My friends comment that when I start something I go all or none and that’s what I’ve done with this.

My photography has become what I felt was missing all this time…a way to show others the beauty and my love of nature and God’s world and a way to communicate who I am in my world and how I see it. I look so forward to retirement in a few years to have the time to fully immerse myself in everything PHOTOGRAPHIC and hope you will follow along as I learn and “develop” my photographic skills along the way!


P.W. Ponath Photography

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