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A Dialog With Pittsburgh Branding, Business, and Portrait Photographer Amy Tedrow – Bark & Gold Images


For this week’s Images Weblog Circle submit, I’m mixing it up a bit and sharing an interview with my buddy and fellow photographer, Amy Tedrow of Consider, Create, Encourage and Amy Tedrow Images who focuses on serving to entrepreneurs, creatives, small companies, and non-profit organizations level-up their advertising and marketing with skilled pictures.

Amy offers pictures providers for anybody who’s trying to replace their advertising and marketing presence. She is keen about high quality product pictures and gives flat lay, e-commerce (white background), way of life, and modeled. As well as, she enjoys photographing occasions for non-profits and small companies as a result of, as she says, “Everybody works so arduous to arrange these occasions, whether or not it’s for fundraising or crew constructing, however photographing the important thing moments is commonly the very last thing on the organizer’s thoughts. I need to take that stress off them and permit them the chance to take part within the occasion with one much less factor to fret about.”

Pictures offered by Amy Tedrow Images.

Should you’re in want of branding, industrial, occasion, or portrait pictures, I extremely advocate reaching out to Amy. Within the meantime, take pleasure in this interview with probably the most organized, beneficiant, and sort ladies I do know.

Q: How did you land on the area of interest(s) on which you focus?

A: I picked up my first digicam in late 2015 and formally began my enterprise in February 2017. Initially, my first ardour was journey and panorama pictures, which remains to be a ardour mission for me; nevertheless, over the course of these few years, a number of family and friends members started asking for pictures.

I photographed my sister’s wedding ceremony, which was tremendous enjoyable but in addition tense in that I used to be frightened of lacking key moments. I spent just a few years photographing seniors and households after which stepped into the world of company headshots, product pictures, and photographing occasions.

As my profession advanced, it grew to become clear that the niches I take pleasure in specializing in (branding and headshots, industrial, product, and occasion) all assist small companies, non-profits, and entrepreneurs and that grew to become my sole focus. 

Q: What units your enterprise other than others of an identical area of interest?

A: I labored 14+ years within the company world as a technical author for varied merchandise and software program in addition to a number of years as a digital communications specialist with experiences in web site design and social media administration. With that huge array of technical expertise, I can present steering on each the technical facets and the inventive strategy of capturing superb pictures.

It’s humorous how, in the meanwhile, you may’t see how these abilities will profit you, however I can’t let you know what number of instances I’ve been capable of assist a shopper troubleshoot a web site situation or decide the technical specs for {a photograph} wanted for print media. It really is superb!

Q: What has been probably the most rewarding a part of proudly owning your individual enterprise?

A: Wow, there are lots of issues that come to thoughts, however crucial is the liberty and adaptability that comes together with it.

As an individual who labored a company profession, there have been so many alternatives that I missed with my youngsters rising up as a result of I had a gathering to attend or one thing to finish after working hours. It has been so rewarding to be obtainable for my youngsters after they want it; though they’re loads older now, it nonetheless rings true the identical.

My second favourite is the chance to create. Within the technical area, there weren’t very many alternatives to be inventive except you rely making the margins smaller on a printout! I like to suppose exterior the field and create ways in which assist my clients succeed. That provides me nice pleasure.

Q: What has been probably the most shocking or sudden a part of proudly owning a enterprise and the way have you ever dealt with that?

A: Hmmm, it is a thought-provoking query. To reply actually, probably the most sudden and tough a part of proudly owning my very own enterprise is overcoming the obstacles which can be attributable to my very own fears and insecurities. It’s so straightforward to get caught up within the comparability entice, or surprise what others are doing and begin operating my enterprise primarily based on others’ success. I’ve realized that one of the best ways to beat that is to remain in my very own lane and be my true genuine self. I nonetheless wrestle with this day by day, however I prefer to remind myself to really feel the worry and do it anyway.

Q: How do you are feeling you’ve modified or grown probably the most previously yr?

A: So many issues to say right here, however I’ll begin with, I’ve grown probably the most after I gave up the notion that every part must be excellent to proceed. As a type-A, detail-oriented individual, it’s typically tough for me to proceed with one thing as a result of, in my eyes, it must be accomplished proper if I’m going to do it in any respect. I undergo from paralysis evaluation. This has been one thing I’ve been engaged on all my life if I’m trustworthy, however extra so over the previous few years and I’ve seen plenty of progress on this space.

Q: Who (or what) conjures up you?

A: My grandmother was such an exquisite inspiration to me. She cherished every part about life and was an avid photographer as effectively. I keep in mind many nights at her house pouring over her lovely picture albums, listening to her share story after story in regards to the love of her life, her vocation as an Military Girls’s Corp (WAC) ambulance driver, and her love for her household.

I’m additionally impressed by my household. My husband is so supportive of me and my loopy concepts, and each of my youngsters are superb people. I’m so blessed and day by day I’m grateful!

Pictures offered by Amy Tedrow Images.

Q: What’s one thing most individuals can be shocked to find out about you?

A: My household and I are avid board players and have fairly the sport closet assortment. My favourite board sport is the Sport of Life, however my husband says that any sport the place you refill a minivan full of youngsters just isn’t successful. We love to take a seat down on a night and play a fast sport, or if they’ll discuss me into it, a sport of Threat or some technique sport that I’ve no likelihood of successful. It’s all extraordinarily enjoyable. I believe with the period of on-line and video video games, board video games are likely to get missed. To me there’s nothing like an excellent board sport to carry family and friends collectively, creating recollections that final a lifetime.

Q: Do you’ve got a favourite quote or motto that you simply attempt to dwell by?

A: My buddy gave me an indication to hold in my workplace that has the very best quote and I adopted it for my life and enterprise. It merely states, “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, however by no means change the objective.” It is a nice reminder to at all times maintain that versatile hat on and be able to pivot. Life is just too brief to proceed the established order. Set objectives in your life, after which proceed to make them occur. Every single day may toss something new at you, but when the objective doesn’t change, maintain continuing, altering the plan to perform the objective if wanted.

Q: What do you like to do exterior of pictures?

A: I’ve been volunteering with a company known as Dwelling in Liberty that works to fight human trafficking in southwestern Pennsylvania by supporting survivors on the streets and of their secure properties, and by offering neighborhood training in regards to the realities of business sexual exploitation in our metropolis. They supply consciousness and prevention coaching and training to numerous teams together with skilled care suppliers, legislation enforcement, and neighborhood teams, in addition to advocate for laws to struggle trafficking and assist survivors, and deal with youth prevention coaching, holding our youth secure on-line and in-person. 

In addition they present avenue outreach and a secure house, and their work is supported by their two repurposed thrift shops. This trigger may be very close to and pricey to me and I really like each alternative I’ve to carry consciousness to this group. If you want to be taught extra about Dwelling in Liberty, you may go to their web site right here.

Q: Should you needed to describe your self as any canine (or animal), what variety would that be and why?

A: That might be a hummingbird. They’re so carefree and remind me to dwell within the second and luxuriate in life’s easy pleasures. Hummingbirds are additionally seemingly unpredictable, which I really like. A few of my fondest recollections are sitting on the again porch of my grandmother’s house watching the hummingbirds feed off the gorgeous flowers in her backyard by no means actually understanding when they’ll seem but so excited after they lastly do. That is my why for selecting a hummingbird as my enterprise brand, a day by day reminder to be unpredictable, carefree, dwell within the second, and luxuriate in life’s easy pleasures.

Pictures offered by Amy Tedrow Images.

Q: What are you most enthusiastic about within the coming months?

A: Within the coming months, I plan on exploring extra of my unique why for pictures. My true ardour lies in touring and creating superb artwork items of the gorgeous and huge landscapes I see. I goal to carry that pleasure house and create lovely panorama artwork in hopes that those that buy it’s going to take pleasure in that small piece of the world in their very own properties and companies. I might be touring to Washington State to go to a buddy in July the place we are going to spend a while collectively photographing and after I return, I might be working to open an internet storefront promoting my panorama and nature pictures. My dream is to journey and {photograph} lovely landscapes and I’m excited for each alternative I’m given to take action. 

Q: The place can individuals discover you (your social media hyperlinks, web site, and so on.)?

A: You possibly can simply discover extra details about me and what I do on my web site, www.believecreateinspire.com, on Instagram at @amytedrowphotography, or on Fb at www.fb.com/amytedrowphotography. If there’s something I can do to assist your enterprise develop or in the event you simply need to communicate, give me a comply with!


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Did you take pleasure in this submit? Nice, there’s extra coming your approach as a result of it’s a part of a pictures weblog circle that includes photographers specializing in quite a lot of niches! To see extra content material like this and what the following photographer is sharing for our weekly theme, “A Dialog With…,” try Gretchen Decker with Gretchen Decker Images, who shares a dialog with Pittsburgh senior photographer Michael Holl of Holl Images. Proceed to click on the hyperlink on the finish of every submit within the weblog circle till you finally discover your approach again right here.



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