Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Cronk.
Amy, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
In short, I am a wedding photographer. But the longer version of that is that I am a storyteller. I believe in the power of capturing a combination of emotions, and details, that will tell the unique story of who you are. I hope that my imagery revisits a time in life that needs to be remembered, and cherished. I strive to keep my photography classic and timeless, so that your grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, will look back at your photos in decades to come and know exactly how you looked and felt on that day!
I have always had a camera in my hands, for as long as I can remember. But about 12 years ago I fell in love with telling peoples stories through photographs, and I’ve never looked back. I see the world in photographs, every little piece of nature, every tiny giggle, every side glance, and deep hug, sunrises and sunsets all tell a story that I strive to freeze in time with my camera.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The ups and downs of entrepreneurship are no easy ride. All I wanted to do was take pictures for a living, but running a business takes so much more. Making sure my business runs smoothly, ethically and is financially viable was a huge challenge for me. I am an artist after all but learned quickly that these things were hugely important to me.
My biggest challenge was that I found I was spending about ninety percent of my time behind my computer. When I wanted to be out in the world photographing beauty. I had to learn to work smarter and quicker, whether it was asking for help when needed. With the likes of accountants and business software, to make things smoother for my business.
I also found that less is more for me. For a while, I was photographing many, many weddings. And while I loved everyone, with wedding season in Colorado being mostly in the summer and fall, I found I was burning myself out in those busy months. So now I have learned that I can only take on so many weddings a month, and I have to watch my calendar carefully to make sure that I don’t over commit myself.
I love to be all things for all people, and often this meant I took on more than I can handle. Balance is a word I am still learning to work with, but ten years into my business I feel it’s happening more and more.
Please tell us about Amy Caroline Photography.
As mentioned earlier I am a wedding photographer. While I have taken many photographs over the years of many different subjects, I have found that weddings are what I’m most passionate about.
I believe in the power of imagery. Photography for me is so much more than just snapping a few photos, it’s about preserving memories, emotions, and moments. I want to tell a story, one that is unique to the individuals I am photographing. Each wedding and each love-story is different and I want to tell the specific story that unfolds as the day goes on.
I believe that is possible by keeping the images timeless, classic, and filled with emotion. I believe in the beauty and longevity of marriage; that it should be celebrated! Each photo I take is thoughtfully taken, thoughtfully edited, and thoughtfully delivered, in a classic way that won’t go out of style. I believe that it’s not just about the photos, but about the people in them – it’s stories I tell.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I grew up in Zimbabwe, and so many of my memories are so different. And honestly, I have too many favorites to share. But what I remember the most is the freedom of childhood, running around outside barefoot, with the breeze running through our hair and the open vast land of Africa as my backyard. Being so close to wildlife, and the incredible African landscape is one of my most treasured memories because it’s something I definitely don’t have now. I am thankful for the upbringing I had, as it is such a huge part of who I am today.
- Website: www.amycarolinephotography.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amycarolinephotography/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amycarolinephotography/
All images taken by Amy Caroline Photography