Hello! So I wanted to share a little bit about myself as I start this new, beautiful and chaotic adventure otherwise known as self employment.
I am 22 (soon to be 23) years old born and raised in Buffalo, New York. I love everything about my city from the gorgeous summer nights at Canalside to the whopping 200" of snow we received this past winter! I graduated in 2014 from the Rochester Institute of Technology with my BFA in Professional Photographic Illustration accompanied by a minor in Mass Media Communications.
My journey through photography has been sporadic and I wouldn't have it any other way. It wasn't until recently that I decided that wedding and portrait photography was something that I would want to persue as a career. I had worked and interned with two different wedding photographers in the Buffalo area before graduating, and was on the fence with whether or not I wanted to branch out on my own.
One day, I got an email to my school account with the subject line "Wedding Photography". I opened it and this is the message I received:
I was given your name from a friend of a friend who recently got married and had someone in the RIT program photograph their wedding.
I am wondering if you have a website/Facebook and pricing options and package. Me and my fiancé are getting married on seneca lake in May 2015 and are searching for a photographer.
That, for me, was the final push that solidified my decision to start my own business. I scrambled together a portfolio, sent it to her, and within hours I had booked my first ever wedding! All because some anonymous person (we both don't know who it was) passed along my information and gave me a virtual nudge in the right direction.
In one short week, I will be shooting Jenny's wedding and I could not be more excited!
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