1 What’s the most exciting thing you have going on this year?
Moving into a new studio. I had been working
out of my home for about ten years with four
employees, so moving into a whole new place
is exciting. We renovated it and everything. It
took us nine months.
2 Are you a morning or a night person? I’m a morning person. When we worked
in our home, I made sure I was up before my
employees came, we had coffee ready, or at
least the computers were on and the music
was on—that kind of a thing.
3 What was the last book you read? I have not read a full book since high
school. I did, however, listen to on audio Big
Magic. I think every business owner needs to
read this. Such an inspiration.
4 How much do you look at other people’s work?
It’s really, really difficult not to look at other
people’s work, just because of social media and
stuff like that. I try to keep away from looking
at a lot of wedding photographers’ work
other than just my friends that I follow. I really
like Vivian Maier. I love looking at a different
perspective of a time when we weren’t alive,
and not ones that have been in books for years
and years. I’m really inspired by her perspective
of not necessarily doing this for a living but just
being a person with a camera.
5 How did you and your husband, Joel Serrato, meet?
We met online 13 years ago when there was
still dial-up, which is crazy. I proposed—let
me look at the date, I have it on my ring—on
July 20th, 2008. We had been together for
about 7 years, and then one year pretty
much exactly to the date, he proposed to
me. It was one of those lazy days where you
don’t want to cook anything so we just had
tuna and crackers in bed. And then we got
married—let me look at my ring again—two
and half years after that.
6 With both of you being so busy, how do you two escape from work?
I know, that’s the hard part, I think that’s always
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INTERVIEW BY LIBBY PETERSON
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