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Kera Mattes
Works at Liberty University
Attended Liberty University
Lives in Brandenton, FL
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Work
Occupation
Photographer and online professor
Employment
  • Liberty University
    Adjunct Professor, 2006 - present
  • Lil' Angels Photography
    Co-owner, 2011 - present
  • BB&T
    Commercial Loan officer, 2004 - 2008
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Currently
Brandenton, FL
Previously
East Moline, IL - Lynchburg, VA - Winston-Salem, NC - Orlando, FL - Sarasota, FL
Story
Tagline
I am a mommy of 2 with a passion for photography. I started taking pictures of my girls and have turned it into a career that I love.
Introduction

I grew up in Illinois, but I quickly moved south to go to college at Liberty University.  After graduating with a degree in Finance, I kept moving south to Florida to University of Central Florida to get my MBA.  After being in the corporate world for a while, I decided to stay home when I became a mom.  I teach personal finance classes for Liberty University Online and love it.  It allows me to be a stay at home mom and keep one foot in finance.  

I have always liked to take lots of pictures to have memories of special days.  I had some great pictures taken of my 2nd daughter and my love for professional photography shortly followed.  I kept upgrading my camera and teaching myself how to get better and better pictures.  An opportunity came to buy a franchise, so my sister and I bought the Sarasota/Bradenton territory.  We shoot at 25 preschools in the spring and fall, which equates to about 2,000 kids twice a year.  We have started to branch out into newborn and outdoor family pictures.

I married the man of my dreams and have 2 beautiful girls.  I like to play beach volleyball and tennis.  I am addicted to travel and would love to visit every continent.  I have been to 5 and hope to get to Africa next year.  I try to combine my love for traveling with Missions work.  We went to Thailand last year and helped with the flooding there.  I am also very active in my church, Faith Baptist.

Bragging rights
Have managed to help produce 2 adorable little girls!
Education
  • Liberty University
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Gender
Female