Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Jasperson.
Amy, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I began shooting film photography at a young age. My dad was a detective (and an avid hoarder, I mean, collector) and brought home a box of retired crime scene film Minolta cameras and showed me how to load a roll and work it. Once I got that first roll back, I was immediately hooked. I went on to take almost every class my local Community College had to offer. Back then, we were still developing our own film and prints. Digital SLR’s had just hit the market and were still big bucks (I know, I am really dating myself now, right?). It wasn’t until 2009, 10 years later, that I got my first little Nikon D40 DSLR at a pawn shop for $300. I shot film that whole time! From that point on, my business really started on its own for me. I took pictures of friends, friend’s children, and family members for fun and slowly people started to see my work and in 2011, I registered my DBA and started my very small, photography business.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
My business name is Amy Captures Love because that is what I LOVE to do! From proposals to the wedding day, and the excitement of a pregnancy, and new babies, there is love all around! My passion for life, and love, and the beauty of all of God’s creation is what I aim to showcase. To me, the most important thing is freezing these little moments in time because one day, it will all be different and maybe gone, and all of these special times and memories will be what we have to show for love and a life lived. That is what I am most passionate about.
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
That is a big question. A huge part of my story is that I was working for 10 years in the corporate world for a leading natural gas transportation company, arranging cryogenic shipments across the United States before I went full time with my photography business. I had my baby in 2015 and that completely changed my priorities. I also saw a real opportunity to take care of him and give my little (and let me tell you, it was veeery little) photography business a real shot (no pun intended haha). So, I jumped right in! I left my company and ran into the unknown. With no fear and total confidence, I just thought I needed to supplement a little income. Less than a year in, it was like the floodgates opened and the work was nonstop. I blew through my own little goals and started to see that I was really doing it! I am still small and growing but I have been super blessed. My success is being able to be a full-time mom AND full-time photographer and juggling it all. Tenacity along with faith is really what has kept me going. I just have never stopped believing this is the biggest blessing and the best option for me and my family and everything has been provided.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Mostly on my website amycaptureslove.com. I also have the option to buy prints and canvases from some of my work on there too!
- Website: amycaptureslove.com
- Phone: 714-916-8782
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/amycaptureslove
- Facebook: facebook.com/amycaptureslove
Main Photo: You And I Photography
Amy Captures Love!