Here we are in the second day of the New Year… do you feel different yet? What did you pick for your New Years resolution? I was thinking earlier today that the problem with a New Year’s resolution is that I never dedicate December 31st to the completion of my New Year’s resolution, and I start thinking of a resolution for the soon to be New Year! So here’s to next year, when on the 31st, I’ll be going over how I accomplished mine or I guess here’s to hoping holding myself accountable will help? What’s your resolution? I wish you the best of luck as you start the brand new year!
So the second day of the New Year, also means it’s Day 2 of 30 day of vendors! Today we’re learning more about Amanda K of Celebrate Life Photography! Enjoy getting to know Amanda!!
Champagne: How did you decide to get into photography?
Celebrate Life Photography: I did not choose photography, photography sort of “chose me”. : ) My passion and appreciation for the art of photography was birthed in me when I experienced a huge loss in my life. The prints I had became the only tangible memory I had. They are priceless. During the healing process, I submerged myself into learning through on-line classes and books. I spent HOURS and HOURS just shooting. It was my outlet. It still is. : ) Never in a million years would I have ever thought of becoming an entrepreneur and shooting for pay. The little baby steps I took, eventually “evolved” into my business. God has truly blessed me with this “job”. I am truly passionate about people and about life, and the art of photography gives me the great honor of capturing that. : )
Champagne: How would you describe your style?
Celebrate Life Photography: My style is fine art and lifestyle portraiture. I adore low warm light, open fields, and negative space. My style is romantic, soft and ethereal. I like to add a bit of “edge” to my high school senior and bridal portraiture.
Champagne: What would be your dream person/event to photograph?
Celebrate Life Photography: Oh this is a great question! Hands down, a wedding in the vineyards of Tuscany. Taylor Swift would be my dream bride to photograph. : )
Champagne: What’s your favorite part about your job?
Celebrate Life Photography: The relationships I establish with my clients, and documenting their lives. EVERYONE deserves to feel special, and that’s what I get to do every day.
Champagne: To you, what is key to creating a successful event?
Celebrate Life Photography: Establishing a relationship between yourself and your client is vital. Listening to what your client wants and making sure that happens. When I shoot an event, my goal is to make sure my clients are comfortable in front of my camera. I try to be as invisible as possible throughout the day and to give gentle direction when needed. It’s about the EXPERIENCE!!!
Champagne: What do you do when you’re not doing what you do?
Celebrate Life Photography: I am a mother to 3 amazing teenagers. ( yes, teenagers) They keep me VERY busy!! I also love to travel and shop. I also have a coffee addiction.
Champagne: What sets you apart from other photographers?
Celebrate Life Photography: What set’s me apart from other photographers is me. No one else see’s how I see. There are so many AMAZING photographic artists out there, and not everyone will be attracted to my vision. My goal is to educate my clients that, while the imagery is important, it’s about the relationship, and the overall experience. When we look at a photograph, it’s supposed to take you to that moment, that experience. I try to make it a FABULOUS experience from first meeting to the quality products delivered. Most importantly, I want to exceed my clients expectations.
Champagne: Thank you, Amanda [Celebrate Life Photography] for telling us more about your company and how you got started!! Make sure to get to know Amanda better by checking out her website and becoming a fan on Facebook!
We look forward to seeing you again tomorrow! Thank you for stopping by our blog! Happy Planning!
Mandi, Rachelle & the Champagne team