After graduating from college, I had an opportunity to come to San Francisco to edit the manuscript of one of my college professors. The work on his book about the Civil Rights Movement kept me entrenched in the libraries of Stanford and UC Berkeley for a good year and upon completion, my resume (which I still have) was ready to go to search for a job in publishing or advertising. A fortuitous meeting with a Photography Agent changed my trajectory, though I would soon find that this chance meeting would not take me too far from those worlds.
I worked for my mentor for about a year and half doing everything from stuffing envelopes to meeting with Art Directors and I knew right away I had found my calling. So when my mentor came into our office one day to tell me she was shutting down her business to concentrate on having a family, I was devastated. I couldn’t believe that this job which I saw as the perfect blend of art and business might soon be going away. Being very young and determined, and with the encouragement of my mentor and support of two photographers, I launched my own company and have never looked back.
To this day, I absolutely love what I do. One of the greatest perks of my job is that my wall of “family photos” looks something like an art gallery. Having such majorly talented photographers shoot my children over the years has been such a priceless gift. So when Margaret Lampert came to stay with me on her last visit and said she wanted to shoot my daughter Lola and my son Jack (Maxx is off in college), I was beyond thrilled. Just today she sent through her favorites. Thank you Margaret, you captured them so beautifully and I couldn’t be happier.