My name is Misty Gayle (Combs) Blankenship. I am a Mother of five children, a stepmother of one stepdaughter and the wife of Orville Lee Blankenship. Born in 1977 to Judy and Anderson Combs, I was raised in a small town called Jackson, Kentucky. I now live in Pike County Kentucky, where I have resided with my husband and our children for the past 14 years. I have had a great love for photography as far back as I can remember and enjoy capturing life’s precious moments whether it be in nature and wildlife, landscapes, or family, newborn and children portraits. My way of seeing life and is through the lens.
With a great urge to further my knowledge in the photography field and open my own portrait studio, I begin my schooling through the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2014 to earn my Associates of Science degree in Digital Photography. Since then I have learned to capture life’s precious moments in ways I never knew were possible. Although I shoot landscapes and wildlife as a hobby, I have always dreamed of capturing family memories in a way that would fit each client’s lifestyle.
I want every client to feel comfortable and relaxed while posed in front of my camera. With this in mind I set up special meetings with my clients before each photo session. During these meetings I like to listen to my client’s ideas as well as go over all of my own details and ideas. I enjoy capturing portraits that fit each client and their family’s lifestyle and I believe this helps them to feel more comfortable having me as their photographer when their able to express their own ideas. I also work with my clients on a quality timing for these shoots that will fit both theirs as well as my own busy schedule.
I always have and always will treat every customer with respect and work with them as if they were my own family. My clients are my top priority when it comes to shooting portraits and providing photography services. I want to reward my clients with everlasting portrait memoirs of their loved ones that will last for many years to come and promise to make that happen.