Since my intern-turned-employee Taylor has been around for a little over 3 months, I figured it was time to introduce her! She signed on with me for the summer to handle my extra load of wedding work, and after having her around for a while, I decided I needed to keep her, haha! She has been such an easygoing presence in the last few crazy-filled months, a quick learner, and her graceful and flexible attitude has been such a blessing to me and my business.
Taylor spends much of her time around here working on the post-processing of images (which isn't easy with very-particular-me standing over her shoulder). She's also turned into a fabulous album designer- and I have a lot more "jobs" in store for her as we get closer to the arrival of Baby Knox!
Isn't she pretty? I got to shoot her senior session not too long ago!
I gave her a little questionnaire to fill out, so you can get to know her a bit!
When did you become interested in photography?
My sophmore year in high school. My neighbor would let me come over to her house and edit random pictures that I had taken and eventually I became interested in the actual picture taking rather than just editing all the time. So, starting my junior and senior year in high school I took a photography class.
What's your favorite part about your job?
My hours are really flexible and the job is super laid back! We make Sonic runs a lot. But aside from that I've learned a lot about editing and gained a lot of skill when it comes to design. And Lissa is super fun to work with! (Haha- you had to say that!)
What's your least favorite thing? (Be nice! Haha)
Haha- honestly I hate the very beginning of editing a wedding when I have to sort through all of the pictures. There are usuallly 2000-3000 and it gets really tedious! I also hate when Lissa goes out of town and i'm sitting in her office for hours by myself. (Awww.) It's really hard to pay attention and i get soooo bored.
If you could have any job in the world, what would that be?
Ohhh goodness. Hmmm- I've always thought it would be cool to be a designer on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Right now I'm really interested in counseling, so to be able to open up my own private practice would be way awesome.
Top three on your "Places to Travel" list.
I want to go to Italy sooo bad! Hmmm- The Bahama's are definitely on there- and NYC, which i've already been to- but it was amazing so I would love to go back!
Top three on your current playlist. (This is a BIG deal since we spent a LOT of time at the computer)
Oh my gosh I can't decide on this. I love music! I'm going to go with "If It Means a Lot To You" by A Day To Remember, "Hello, I'm in Delaware" by City and Colour, and "Your Love Never Fails" by Jesus Culture.
Your main indulgences.
Toms, playing my guitar, Jolly Ranchers, blended dirty chai from Sugar Browns, coffee shops (Sugar Browns and Starbucks), pumpkin spice lattes, mint tea, HOUSE, the bands City and Colour and Emarosa, vintage stuff, and taking pictures of course:) (especially in fields!)
Taylor has some pretty cool photography on her Flickr page (and hopefully soon she'll have a legit website of her own!).