Hello! Sheila Ziff here, owner and photographer of Offshoots Photography; mom of two, wife of one, lover of chocolate and anything written by Stephen King.

I have been an avid photographer for nine years now, but about three years ago, my specific interest in portrait photography began when one of my best friends asked me to take her son’s high school senior pictures. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to start my own photography business just so I could keep doing it!

I hope you’ve had some time to look around and get a feel for my style. If not, no worries, take your time; check the place out. I try to keep it simple and fun, incorporating poses, but also letting things happen naturally. It’s all about balance.

I’ve been married to my husband and best friend for almost 24 years, and I’m a mom to two wonderful girls, eighteen and thirteen, and to two little 🐩 Poodle-shih tzu doggies. Life can get crazy and while staying serene is my number one daily goal, I ironically often find peace in the same places where, at times, I seem to let it go.

When I glance over to see my daughter on the couch nodding off to sleep or when I look out onto the deck and see the other one engrossed in a novel, I realize it is these grace-filled moments that make me want to grab my camera and capture…no, collect…all the little, but oh-so-carefully gifted, vignettes. If only we were more willing to slow down enough to notice these little gifts of the seasons and enjoy them more often, how much more peaceful we would be!

My goal for your portrait session is for it to be a time to slow down and encourage a few of those grace-filled moments to occur. At the very least, I want to capture the likeness of what represents those moments for you so that you can add them to your collection.

Furthermore, know that no matter which season of life you are currently experiencing, I will highlight it with warmth and joy, right down to the very last shot.

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