Well… this is the beginning of a new chapter in my photographic journey. I began seriously dabbling in photography in Sacramento, CA in 2007, after my first child was born. I started out barely knowing how to use my camera in manual mode. However, some very brave friends bought me a flash for my fancy new camera and trusted me to shoot their son’s wedding. What were they thinking? The good news is that my images were properly exposed and in focus when I was done. The bad news is that I lacked creativity and a thorough understanding of how light works. Here’s some shots (circa 2007) from that day!
By the time we left California six years later… things had evolved for me and my camera. I had learned how to pose people to flatter them. I figured out how to edit images without OVER-editing them. I learned how to interact with clients and create a professional experience. And I figured out how to draw better professional boundaries and protect my time with my family. And what about that family from that very first wedding above? Well, they actually hired me to shoot their other son’s wedding four years later. This one went a little bit better.
By the time we left Sacramento, my photography business was doing well, I had a fabulous client base, and I was FINALLY making a profit. And now… I get to start all over here in Beaverton, Oregon. Yes, it’s a little bit scary… but also really exciting because I begin with a clean slate, running things the way they should have been from the very beginning. So here we go… a new start deserves a new website. This new site is friendly for all your mobile devices and will act as a blog, portfolio and website all in one! I have to give a BIG shout out to Katie with OTF Designs who put this site together for me. I seriously couldn’t have done it without her! You need to contact her if you need help with any design or website creation solutions you may need! In the meantime, spread the word that Images from Amy is open for business in Beaverton, Hillsboro, Portland, Lake Oswego and the surrounding area.