Have you ever wondered where and how photographers got there start? My clients ask that question of me all the time. So I thought I would take the time to tell you the story of how I got my start.
I was always interested in taking photos even as a child. My first camera was a brownie followed by various improvements through the years. I would work on my compositions and chased the right light but they just never came out as I intended. The years flew by and I was busy raising children and working in the corporate world with every intention of “some day” getting serious about photography. One day I got a call from my sister Carol who excitedly told me she was studying photography with a professional photographer in San Juan Capistrano and that a field trip was being planned to Canyon De Chelly in Arizona. I told her she was living my dream! I mean not only photography but going to visit Anasazi Indian ruins with a Navajo guide on horseback! I mean WOW really?! I am fascinated with American Indian history and well I have already said I wanted to learn photography! She urged me to come to the classes and go on the trip as well. Now I was still raising teenagers at the time and did not have the proper equipment but with her urging. I borrowed a camera took those classes and went on that trip! It was amazing and changed my life. After that there was no turning back. Carol and I continued our studies, I purchased professional equipment a bit at a time and we attended workshops all over the country that took place in our beautiful National Parks. Through those workshops we were able to study with such great photographers as Art Wolfe, Galen Rowell and many others.Not to mention the fun we had, oh my do we have stories! We photographed not only beautiful places but all kinds of wildlife too. It was amazing!
As the years went byCarol shifted her interests to wedding photography and I moved to Cape Cod where I opened a gift shop gallery.In my gallery I sold my beautiful photographs, photographs I had taken on all those wonderful trips as well as amazing images of Cape Cod. When I moved back home to Carlsbad I felt it was time to stop schlepping my gear all over the back country, (not too safe for a gal by herself) and redirect my focus. I knew I still wanted to be a photographer and that for the most part I wanted to be out in nature doing it. Since I had photographed wildlife I felt pets was a natural transition and so My Puppy Dog Tales was born. I found I was really good with pets and very adept at bringing out their inner spirit. Very quickly my business expanded as families wanted to be included. I was having such a great time working with fabulous pets and their wonderful families that I decided to expand again and again. This past year I changed the name of my company to better reflect my current business and so I became Photography by Audrey Rose. Of course Audrey is my name and Rose was my recently passed Mother’s middle name. You will see a butterfly in the logo because my Mom loved them so much. Anyway I setup a studio, did a lot of studying, purchased more equipment and have added newborns and babies to the mix. If you have not visited my website please do so and you will see all the types of Photography I do such as engagement, seniors, expectant parents, pets, babies and children, families and while it is not particularly mentioned, I also do corporate work as well as head shots. But if you want to take me with you on your fabulous vacation I would be more than happy to photograph you in the amazing scenery of your trip!
No matter what or whom you have me photograph rest assured that you will be in good hands as photography is my passion. Together we will make beautiful photographs that you will treasure forever!