From the time Angela Deldin was a little girl, she was immersed in photography.

Memories of her childhood include her father avidly taking photographs that he then developed in the darkroom in their Duchess County, N.Y. home.

These days, Mrs. Deldin is a full-time photographer taking portraits and wedding photos, as well as documenting other family-oriented events under the studio name Angela Deldin Photography.

She volunteers at Northville Elementary School shooting photos for the yearbook.

"I always took photos and then when I had my own kids, I started taking more," said Mrs. Deldin, a New Milford mom of a 5 and 7 year old. "I was an elementary school teacher for 13 years in Westchester County (N.Y.), so working with kids comes naturally to me."

Mrs. Deldin said her photographs led a friend with a wedding photography studio in New York to invite her to shoot for him. From there, she found herself asked by friends to do family portraits, Christmas card photos and snap other memorable events.

"The business just grew up around me," Mrs. Deldin said. "I once read that if you want to find your passion in life, just put who you are out into the world and it will come to you."

"That's what's happened to me with photography," she said.

For further information, call 203-417-0975 or visit the website www.angeladeldinphotography.com.