by Candace Miller Photography Montrose, CO
They say business isn’t personal, but in my case, it is (in the best way possible!). A bit about me—I started my business because I wanted to share my passion for visual storytelling with the world and preserving those stories for our future generations to see.
I LOVE making people feel like a million bucks. And… if I’m doing my job right, we’ll all be having some fun while we’re at it. I’ve been at this photography gig for over 17 years now, and while I started in the wedding industry, I’ve photographed everything from businesses to babies and finally settled on kids and teens. That’s not to say that I won’t do the families of my amazing clients here and there because I do LOVE my families. But kids bring out the excitement in me! You just never know what you are going to get with them! One minute they could be serious and giving you the stare down and the next they will be hopping like a frog…who knows!! And that’s what I love!! And you have to capture both. Because in those serious and quiet moments you see their thoughtful little selves. Like “do I really make her work for it?”. And you know mom and dad see those faces all the time.
Teens are different. Teens are still figuring out who they are as a person. Some of them may know who they are or who they want to be and that’s great! But a lot of times with a teen, they get their photos back and say, “oh my gosh! I didn’t know I could look like that! I look amazing!” It gives them a huge self confidence boost that they really needed. These sessions we think out of the box and really make them all about the teen. We choose their favorite location, they wear their favorite clothes, they bring their favorite activity, and we tell you who they are at this time in their life. I LOVE making these big kids feel special. LOVED. LIKE THEY ARE SOMEBODY BEAUTIFUL. Because they are. No matter what they have been through or what they are going through, everyone deserves a day all about them.
So yeah, I guess it’s a bit self serving. Because when I get to make those kiddos feel SO happy and SO loved and their parents LOVE their photos SO much…well it makes me more than a little happy.
I’m just a small town girl with big dreams of making lots of people happy, helping people see their happiest self, and tell their happiest story. Whether it be kids and teens, birthdays and cake smashes, or just trying to figure out who you are…let’s tell your story. The whole thing. Beginning to end…nothing left out.
All my love,