Getting To Know You | Personal Post | Art & Soul Photography

July 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Hi, I'm Amy! I'd like to get to know each other better, so here we go.

 

I was born in Arlington, Tx and grew up in the Metroplex. I'm the oldest of 4, 2 sisters and a brother. As a teenager my family relocated to the teeny, tiny town of Hico, Tx. It's practically microscopic and I can't think of a better place to raise a child. Speaking of, I'm a single mother of a 13 year old Lego loving boy named Lane. I'm pretty obsessed with him.

 

I also have an awesome boyfriend and 3 fur babies, Ginger, Sampson and Jackson. They are as funny and smart as they are cute!

 

Together we love to watch movies, go fishing, read books, have family game night and oh yeah, and we're total foodies! Every weekend consists of whipping up something completely indulgent and ridiculous!

 

I'm addicted to dark chocolate, Orange is the New Black, young adult novels, laughing so hard it hurts, learning something new everyday and of course anything and everything photography related!

 

I am unfunded. That means nobody helped/gave me anything to start/grow my business. I worked for 5 years as a waitress saving every penny (there weren't many, remember, single mom here) to educate myself and acquire profession grade equipment. It was hard. I mean really, really hard. At one point the camera I had was worth more than the car I had. A few years later I had no car at all. If I sold my gear and bought a car it would have meant giving up the career I worked so long and hard for. SPOILER ALERT: I'm still here! I'm just stubborn like that. 

 

When I was a little girl I had this irrational fear of forgetting things (which is not so irrational now that I'm older). I saw so much beauty around me and I wanted to memorize everything and not forget a single detail. So when I grew into a teenager and discovered photography it really touched my soul. What I do is so important to me and I hope it's important to you also. I don't see myself as a photographer but more of a preserver of history, seeker of inner beauty, confidence and self esteem booster, memory maker, story teller.

 

So tell me, what's your story?


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