Today we’d like to introduce you to Aimee Silver.
Aimee, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve always loved photography! I was the annoying child who grabbed the camera from their parents’ hands and took the photos. My mom gave up when I was 5 – after that she had me take the photos. I was fortunate enough to have great photography teachers in middle school, so I learned techniques such as making cameras out of oatmeal cans, polaroid transfers, developing my own film, and using the darkroom.
I was born and raised in Seattle; volcano’s, alpine gentian, wilderness, orcas, mountain goats, islands… my own backyard was filled with beauty and wonder. Photography was a way to capture the joy I felt in these discoveries.
In college, I felt the pull towards a traditional path. I don’t have a family of artists! Yet, I still took photos. I landed a great job in consulting, and despite what appeared to be success, something was missing. Flash forward eight years, my father bought me a drone for my birthday. The photos and video I was able to capture were incredible, a completely different perspective. I fell back in love with my passion. I started climbing, hiking, mountaineering; spending any chance I could get in the outdoors capturing authentic moments in real rugged, wild North America.
As my love for photography grew, my choice was clear; I was going to be a full-time photographer. It has been four years now, and I shoot everything from weddings and engagements to landscapes and climbing. My fiancé is a videographer so when we are lucky, we are able to shoot projects together!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Things definitely haven’t happened overnight! I am extremely focused on what I am doing because to me, there’s no alternative.
I have learned to trust yourself, and I couldn’t be more thankful for my family and friends.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My photography approach is photojournalistic. I forfeit control, so my photos are spontaneous. My goal is to capture the raw unhindered emotions. I believe both stories and art evoke emotions, capture truths and illuminate our aspirations.
We keep our photographs forever close, and as a photographer I want my client to remember their special moments forever. When I look back at old photos, I want to remember the mess in my bedroom or my childhood dog Scout who loved jumping for frisbees.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I’ve always thought that we make our own luck! My goal for the future is to keep learning. There’s so much more to photography than people realize, different techniques and equipment that can completely change the way you look at an image. My style has already evolved so much, and I can’t wait to see where it will be in a few more years.
- Website: www.aimeesilver.com
- Phone: 206.713.7790
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aimeesilver/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aimeemsilver/?ref=bookmarks
- Other: http://www.100layercake.com/wedding-vendors/view/3439/aimee-silver?region=15
The three pictures of the couple with van Kristi-Lee: @KrispyFlee, Chris; Photo of Aimee Silver (me) taken by Jens Bracht: @Jens.Bracht