I love photography. It is my passion. That is simple enough, right? Not really. With cameras being so cheap and technology putting cameras in the hands of more people than ever in history just loving something doesn't make you a professional at it.
My parents bought my first camera for me when I was ten years old. I immediately started snapping away, Shortly after I started doing my own editing with an xacto knife and a lot of patience. When it started getting pricey they invested in an enormous digital camera and a box of a hundred floppy disks. Then at seventeen I found the passion that I have for photography alone in the darkroom at my high school. I spent most of my senior year there. From the time I was seven years old I was destined to be a lawyer. Over a year in to college (and while I was working as a legal secretary) I found my calling. Walking the halls of the law firm I could only focus on Mike Sanford's images on the walls not my case files. I enrolled in a class at the college and made the decision to make my passion in to my career. Needless to say my family was in shock. They have been able to see that it was the biggest and best decision I have made for my career and life.
I continued to take classes in photography and I pushed in to new areas of photography. I have learned to edit digital images, hand paint wet prints, use studio lighting, and most importantly connect with my subject. I was hired on at Prestige Portraits photographing senior portraits. I learned a lot in the studio but I learned even more on the road the next two summers. From seniors I ventured in to school portraits which yes, it doesn't require the greatest knowledge but it is hard work and it takes dedication, then on to event, sports, candid, and group photography.
Now I have been fortunate enough to start my own business, AA Scott Photography. After marrying my husband I was relocated to North Carolina and soon after we were blessed with a son. I have been working with other military families capturing their memorable moments as well as providing them with beautiful family portraits. I love working with other families here and it has encouraged me to be mobile so that not only can I photograph in my own home but I can go to others homes as well as in family centers and other meeting areas for local spouses with an entire portrait set up. I have also ventured in to HDR photography, macro photography and high speed photography.