I've been a portrait photographer local to Findlay, OH for 8 years and have built a brand and reputation across the country in that time. I'm known for my patience with children, and going above and beyond for my clients, who to me, become more like friends by the end! My business thrives on repeat clients and referrals.
Consider visiting me on Facebook! www.facebook.com/amycookphotographyLLC
You can also find me at www.amycookphotos.com
There are so many amazing things that I truly love about the work I do! Working for myself is an incredible feeling, though being a business owner is NOT easy- it's extremely rewarding, especially when raising 5 little girls! I LOVE working with so many growing families and experiencing all of their most important seasons- whether it's becoming one in marriage, welcoming their very first child, or the pride they are overflowing with as their baby is ready to graduate high school, and I am documenting that fleeting time in their lives. I love the editing- the artistic process, which feels like painting, and brings out my artist. I love working with the public, having a presence on Facebook that allows me to meet new people all over the world and introduce myself to potential clients on a more personal level, and I REALLY love snuggling newborn babies as I gently pose them into styled setups to create art. I love simple, classic, clean- and I LOVE styled, color, props. After 9 years, I still can't believe I've been able to call this my career, and I'm eternally grateful to pass the passion of doing something you truly love, onto my girls.
Amy has been my friend and family photographer for over six years. There is no one else I would trust with my memories. She truly captures my heart in every photo.
Amy did such a great job with my babies that I would recommend her to anyone! She has gone above and beyond to make sure we have some beautiful pictures of our brood!!
Amy Cook, where should I start....Amy is absolutely amazing at what she does. She never fails to impress me with her work. She has done family pictures, engagement, and wedding for me and every time the pictures come back with more than I expected! Amy is so easy to work with and is very friendly. She always captures the best moments. Anyone deciding to hire Amy as their photographer will not be disappointed!!! We love Amy Cook!
Amy has taken photos of my family twice - when my daughter was a newborn and again when she was 6 months old. Amy always makes it feel effortless for our family. She works extremely hard to get everything JUST perfect- from tiny baby fingers & drool to flyaway hairs. Her high standards and attention to detail really show in her work. I truly appreciate her talent because I can relax and trust that she will provide great quality images that freeze those special moments in time.
I am originally self-taught and have been in the industry for 8 years. Over the years I have purchased the occasional online e-workshop or guide to further my education in some areas, but overall, my skill set and education is from years of research and self-practice.
Standard sessions range $600-675 including digltal files. For extended family sessions with more than 6 people, the rate increases.
I started in 2009 after working in the hospital (you know, the newborn photographers there!) for about 7 months! I had taken the job as a part-time gig to get out of the house a couple days a week, as they were only looking for someone on the weekend, about 2-3 hours per morning (my college courses that semester were all online only and I was home 7 days a week with my 1 year old daughter!) In the end, I didnt love missing church with my family every Sunday, and I didnt love the SALES aspect of that job- they wanted you in and out in 15 minutes and then sell poor/awkward/mismached/crying images to brand new parents that weren't even remotely thinking about spending a bunch of money a few hours after they gave birth- especially on mediocre portraits! I did fall in love with the photography aspect and craved better, and more. In September 2009, I set out to start my own business and have given it my all, since!
My client base revolves around the family unit. To put it simply, I specialize in babies and families. This covers everything from newborns, to milestone babies, children and families! I've been photographing weddings since 2010 and still shoot those, as well!
Research, research, research! Seek out testimonials from people you know and/or trust, and pay attention to their media presence/website etc to make sure their personality complements your family. For newborns especially, I feel it's CRUCIAL to find and invest in someone with experience and will not only provide quality images during this truly once-in-a-lifetime session, but will make sure your baby is always SAFE and happy. For any type of session, I personally look to hire someone that specializes in that area, not just a "good photographer." Someone who creates good images in camera is great! But someone who specializes in working with senior girls, or working with families for example, is even better, because you'll also get quality posing, compositions, etc! Someone may be an AMAZING wedding or senior photographer but if they dont normally shoot newborns, their posing is going to be off and they may not know how to light them property, compared to their other subjects! Find a specialist.