For my second Fabulous Friday (by the way, did you notice that I have a thing for alliteration) I decided to feature a friend with a business that I love: Teegan Photography. Amy, the owner and photographer, is a good friend and a great photographer.
She and her husband moved back to LA from Phoenix a little over a year ago, and I am so glad they did. They have been such good friends to us and we have had so much fun with them. I have felt incredibly lucky to have Amy and her photographic skills present at some of the important events that have occurred in our lives in the last year.
She was the photographer for Josh’s sister Beth’s wedding and she was there for Eleanor’s first birthday, and she always has her camera with her when we are just hanging out having some Menchie’s or watching a movie for New Year’s Eve.
I have also been able to use Amy for some family portraits that we did last May shortly after she and Andrew moved back from Phoenix, for some headshots for the website of my new job (you’ll have to wait until next week to see those), and we just did an amazing portrait session with her for our anniversary (you’ll also have to wait for those, but I promise they will be worth the wait, they are soooo freaking gorgeous!).
Here are some beautiful examples of Amy’s work:
Aside from the great family photos, the best thing for me about having a friend who is a photographer is that it has reminded me of how much I love photography and challenged me to pick it up again. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that when I was in high school I wanted to be a fashion photographer. Well, hearing about Amy’s work with her photography business, and reading both her professional and personal blogs has really been an inspiration for me to improve my own skills and rekindle the passion that I had for the art form.
I love that Amy and I have such different styles. For example, when I asked her permission to feature her on Fabulous Fridays and to send over some images for me to use, I looked through the portfolio on her site and chose some of my favorites in case she wanted some suggestions. I love that only one of the images she chose are what I would have chosen (and it was actually one that I did suggest, I’m not sure if she would have chosen it otherwise). I love a well designed and posed image and am a firm believer in using processing software to get the look I want from an image. And Amy has a very photojournalistic style. She is all about, as she says, “capturing the story as it happens,” and prefers to keep her processing to a minimum. This difference in styles really helps me to look at her images, my own, and those of others from a different perspective.
Amy, thank you for the images above, for your friendship, and for being a constant source of inspiration!
p.s. I hope you don’t mind that I snagged your headshot from your site. I realized that this post wouldn’t be complete without it! And since you have already left for Idaho as I’m writing this…