Hey everyone! Mom Squad Central has been doing the Sunday Spotlight for quite some time now. These Q&A sessions really help our readers get to know our Mom Squad businesses better and are wildly popular. It’s a little extra P.R thing we do for our Mom Squaders, or for any local business for that matter! This week I have the pleasure of interviewing someone who is not only one cool Mama, but she is helping me with her photography skills on a very special project with Minnesota Parent Magazine! WOOT! Welcome Amy from Studio North Photography! Hey Miss Amy, tell us about your business. When did you start and how long you’ve been in business too.
Amy: Studio North Photography has been a work in progress for over a decade but I made it official about 2 years ago. I have had a love of photography for as long as I can remember, the first wedding I shot took place before I was even out of high school. While in college I interned at two studios; One specialized in wedding photography and the other in children’s portraits. Since then I have been building experience and growing my portfolio finally creating Studio North a couple of years ago.
ME: Share what attracted you to this business, and what you like most about it.
Amy: The thing I like most about photography is knowing that the work I am doing will be kept as memories… getting to be there when grooms see their bride for the first time in that gorgeous dress, getting to photograph new parents who are just discovering how wonderful it is to bring a new life into this world, and trying to keep up with the energy of kids and seeing their parents look at the proofs laughing because I’ve caught an expression on their child that is so fitting of their personality.
ME: I seen some of your work and it.is.amazing. What has been your biggest challenge with your business thus far?
Amy: I think the most challenging aspect for me has been learning what works and what doesn’t… and having to do it on my own dime. It is so much easier to purchase marketing materials or a newspaper ad when you are working for a company that will pay for it. When I invest in some form of advertising that has little or no impact I try to consider it paying for the lesson (kinda like paying for college)
ME: Is there anything you’d like to share about your family or your life?
Amy: This coming August I will have been married to my husband for eight years, we met while in high school but waited until after I finished college to get married. We have a very handsome 3 year old son, who has not gone a single day of his life without surprising me in some way!
Amy: Honestly I enjoy them all for different reasons… Children because of their energy and strong personalities, families for the relational aspect, weddings because it’s wonderful to get to witness and capture that beautiful day, high school seniors for their creativity… But if I was forced to choose one it would be newborns because they are just so precious and I don’t know if there is anything better than a new baby!
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