All About Duzzy
Howdy y'all! My name is Pearl, mother of three and wife of 20 years. My family and I live in the country between Jacksonville and Murrayville Illinois. We have what some call a "mini farm" with horses, chickens, dogs, stray cats, a bearded dragon and a pig. We enjoy working hard and having fun together as a family. We now have two businesses under the Duzzy's brand and hopefully, as the kids figure out what they want to do in life, more.
Photography has always just been my thing, as they used to say. I am the person that everyone always sees with a camera, even when I look like a dork☺ My mom even jokes that I was born with a Canon attached to my eye, and as much grief as my family gives me about it, it never fails, after a family gathering, someone will call me and ask "Hey did u happen to get a picture of George trying to fly off the jungle gym" or something along those lines. Are you kidding? Of course I got the shot!!! And the next thing I know, suddenly everyone in the family has my number and they want a print of so and so doing whatever stupid thing they were doing. It seems like photography is en-grained in my DNA.
My journey to professional photography began with an ad for a free photography class on a web-page I was reading trying to relearn html and CSS so I could finish the website for my other business. It was intriguing so I clicked and took the class. It changed the course of my life which led to more classes. There was no turning back.
Now I am a professional photographer and absolutely love my job. I can finally say that I look forward to getting up in the morning to go to work. My pawpaw always told me "If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life" which I never understood until now, in fact, sometimes I feel like I'm playing rather than working.
My specialty is pregnancy and newborn. I also enjoy family and senior portraits along with all the other precious moments that should never be forgotten.