About the Photographer
It's not just a photo, it's a memory...
Hello, my name is Babette and I am the one behind the camera. I'm a photographer, whose eye for capturing moments and scenery became my passion.
I've been dabbling with photography since college at Saint Francis University in 2004 as I studied to be a graphic artist. One of my courses was SLR Photography and I enjoyed manually working a camera and developing my own photos in a dark room. Since then I have been drawn to being behind a camera and giving others a peek at what I see through the viewfinder.
I'm a wife, mother, sister, and daughter, whose life was turned upside down in 2012 with the loss of one of my younger sister's Michelle. Michelle also loved photography ~ she nudged me to follow my passion and was my inspiration to begin Jubileez Portraits.
A year prior to losing Michelle I started offering my family and friends random sessions to build my confidence and self-taught experience in taking digital photos. Never in a million years would I know that the photo-shoot I did for her would be my last of Michelle. I cherish them and understand the meaning behind, a photograph. I believe it's a timeless moment, capturing more than the subject, its capturing a memory. Since then I have been taking my camera almost everywhere, on vacations, to work, or even random nights out. Literally every second there is the potential to capture a memory.
Another younger sister of mine Holli has joined me as an intern. She's been my sidekick helping me out with bigger projects and sessions while learning her own style. You may also see my nieces Hailey, Michaela, and Bethany tagging along as well. They also have interests in photography as their mother Michelle had.
So now you know a bit about the person behind the camera, take a moment to check out what moments I have captured. See you all on the other side of the lens!
All photographs taken by Jubileez Portraits LLC are copyrighted and not authorized to be reproduced without written agreement from Jubileez Portraits LLC or photographer Babette Rakoczy.