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Meet Becky Young of Twelve Stones Collective in Mead

Today we’d like to introduce you to Becky Young.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I began photography eight years ago as a passion for making art. Last year I took the company to a new level, rebranded and formed a new mission. I do photography for purpose. I make art for legacy. And I use 100% of the profits from sessions and sales to help support and heal marriages in Northern Colorado. My husband and I personally mentor couples with our many years of experience and training. We also facilitate classes to educate couples about appropriate communication as well as how to meet each others’ needs, so divorce is never an option.

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?
What we’re doing here is difficult in that we seem to be trailblazing a new road. There aren’t many businesses to take lessons from who’s entire goal is separate from just making sales. We want to change things. Don’t get me wrong, photography is important and I believe in the power and psychology behind a finished art piece bearing a family memory. We also believe in the power of marriage. That’s what we’re about.

Twelve Stones Collective – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
When I began my long journey into the photography industry, I thought I had to do everything. I quickly learned that babies and young children, while I value them, are not my favorite to photograph. It’s important for an artist to connect with their subject and I just don’t connect well with tiny humans. I do, however, connect passionately with rebels. I love (read: LOVE) teenagers. High School Seniors are my favorite subjects to get in front of my camera. I also love business leaders and entrepreneurs. Think about it; these are the kind of people who are natural rebels. They go against the status quo, making their own rules and blazing their own trails. I love to work with people who have a passion for something.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I was given the privilege of working with some really amazing people during the last elections. I had the honor of being the photographer for quite a few elected officials and even got to photograph a large event for them. These people, who I now consider friends, have taught me so much about the world we live in. I’m so grateful for the people I get to meet and work with all while I make art!

Pricing:

  • $200 Portrait Session fee/$100 credit towards a Collection
  • $150 Headshots Session fee/includes 1 retouched digital image

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Becky Young

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