Business: My name is Jill Hatcher. I am the owner of Past and Present Photo, as well as the photographer/artist. All the images on my website are my own. I only use photos of real folks in the moment, no model wedding shoots or the like.
My goal is to always provide you with quality photography, retouching and restoration, customized banners, as well as other digital imaging and graphic design services. I have been in the business of capturing and restoring memories since 1997. Engagements, Weddings, Senior Photos, Family shoots, Events, shooting Artwork/Website work, Band photos, Pets...I enjoy all of it! My restoration knowledge comes in very handy for touching up everyone/everything. I have a light hand but most photos can benefit from professional editing.
My style of photography would be considered photo-journalistic. I like to capture the feel of the event, special moments, and of course traditional photos but with a modern/casual feel. I pride myself on being able to make your guests comfortable with my presence so they can relax around me and my camera, and that makes for much better photos. I prefer to shoot with available light, natural light. I do use flash when necessary of course but natural light makes every photo unique.
I have a special place in my heart for Photo Restoration. All restoration work is done on copies of your photo. I will preserve the details of the original photo, uncover the distinctive qualities, fix any color shift, digitally repair rips, tears, stains, keeping true to the original style of the times. I will then preserve your photo/photos on archival Kodak premium paper that will last 100 years.
Aditional editing services such as retouching, colorizing, enhancement, glamorization for photos (like the stars have done) is something I specialize in. I edit all the photo you will have printed, this is always included.
All work is done on copies of your original photo using the industry standard Photoshop as a tool to enhance and retouch your photos, find the original beauty of a restoration, or produce graphic designs.
Personal: I have been a photographer since High School (no need to go into how long thats been ;) I have been working as a professional photographer/restorer for the last 10 years.
Most importantly, I have a fantastic son who is now a young man...he is my assistant/muscle for most photography jobs. He has such patience...he is a great ice breaker, so full of facts he can carry on a conversation with anyone. My son has a very mild form of Autism called Asperger's. Being able to work from home while raising him has been such a blessing to both of us.