BetterPhoto Member: Paula Showen


member since June 22, 2003


-Paula Showen

 Happy Holidays


Happy Holidays
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Road Home


Road Home
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Clouds and Rails


Clouds and Rails
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 Florida Polytechn...


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Snug and Secure


Snug and Secure
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A Butterfly Kiss


A Butterfly Kiss
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My Favorite Littl...


My Favorite Littl...
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 Mother's Gift


Mother's Gift
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Little Balloon Ma...


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Red and the Wolf


Red and the Wolf
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 Alice's Tea P...


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Little Feet


Little Feet
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Peaceful


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Letting Go


Letting Go
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 Princess in Purpl...


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Maleficient


Maleficient
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A Father's De...


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Peek-A-Boo


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 Lady in Ruins


Lady in Ruins
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Under Foot


Under Foot
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The Portal


The Portal
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Dragon Baby


Dragon Baby
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 Concerto in d Min...


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Two Sweethearts!


Two Sweethearts!
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The Light of Day


The Light of Day
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Hello World


Hello World
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 Magical


Magical
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Break Time


Break Time
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Think You're ...


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Lil Pumpkin


Lil Pumpkin
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 Day Before Deploy...


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Street Painter


Street Painter
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Pretty in Pink


Pretty in Pink
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Sunday Funday!


Sunday Funday!
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 Where's Mine?


Where's Mine?
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A Chlid's Vie...


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Ashleigh


Ashleigh
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La Femme


La Femme
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 The Flutist II


The Flutist II
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Red Mask


Red Mask
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Singing Puppy


Singing Puppy
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Puppy Portrait


Puppy Portrait
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 Mad About Music!


Mad About Music!
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The Art of After ...


The Art of After ...
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Mother and Child


Mother and Child
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The Mirror


The Mirror
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 She Can Accessori...


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Colorado Man


Colorado Man
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Stork's Deliv...


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 Bamboozle!


Bamboozle!
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 Yikes Stripes!


Yikes Stripes!
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Illinois Jayce


Illinois Jayce
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Feathers and Blue...


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Tulip Abstract


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 A Hand in Music


A Hand in Music
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Main Street the D...


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Country Living


Country Living
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Sit a Spell


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 An Old Favorite


An Old Favorite
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See the USA.....


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Fast Cars


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Bio

Photography is my passion!

I started out using a film SLR PENTAX camera when my daughter was born in 1982. With a manual and camera, I learned to use an SLR the hard way! Like most parents, I was capturing the little snippets of my baby's development and birthdays.

In 1997, I began thinking about getting into photography on a more professional level. I took photography at Central Florida College in Ocala, Florida. I began by taking nature and wildlife photos. I wrote articles and was published in a few Florida local magazines, Florida's State Parks web pages and sold some nature photos.

In the year 2000, I found my interests leaving nature photography and leaning more toward portraiture. I started working with people and discovered that portraiture is what I truly love!

In 2003, I started building my photography business by networking with local art galleries and businesses. Between 2003 and 2005, I was displaying my photography in local galleries, city hall, restaurants and traveled to different art shows, displaying my work on sidewalks and streets. Selling prints encouraged me to keep going! I was delighted to be selling prints for $100 to $400!!! The works that I was selling were artistic portraiture, boudoir and mother and child. I would take on portraiture projects that challenged my creativity.

In 2006, my customer base was building nicely and my business was evolving just as I had hoped. I started mentoring teens who wanted to become photographers. I also began working with the Heart Gallery, taking photos for their travelling wall, in hopes of securing "forever homes" for children needing families. I've done many cancer fundraisers and other causes. I started doing this, because I feel that it's so important to give back. I'm a firm believer of passing it forward.

For the last 3 years, I've been keeping current on the latest trends in portraiture by viewing DVD sessions and lessons regularly. I have also been present in 6 births, photographing and creating memorable DVD slideshows and photos for new parents to cherish forever.

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