We’ve been at this officially for three years now and I am so proud to see what Karrah Flores Photography has grown into. With the growth came new challenges, learning experiences and a lot of wonderful people in front of my lens. I’ve always been emotionally attached to the imagery I create and the people involved in it…I know at least a few of you have seen my “happy picture dance.” This last year I experienced so many wonderfully hectic and overwhelming moments, having the magnificent problem of being too busy. I knew the time was coming for me to start thinking solidly about the future. How am I going to handle the workload of a full-time business all by myself? Yes, I have amazing support professionals in my life, but who was going to help me keep up with the day to day workload? It started becoming clear that KFP needed to expand beyond the one-woman operation I’ve been running these last three years. I’m in the last semester of my college experience, only a stone’s throw from a Bachelor’s Degree in Photographic Technology from the University of Central Florida. I’ve slowed our pace at KFP down to only a handful of clients for the next 4 months and had plans to expand in the summer…and possibly hire in the fall…but then I got an email.
I believe very strongly in God’s power in my life. He’s always been there when I needed him, even if I didn’t realize it. Anyone who knows my history, knows this about me. He didn’t let me down again.
The email was from a fellow photo student at UCF, someone I’ve known…though not well…but her reputation and her beautiful spirit is something that I know well. She was looking for assisting work, but more than that…she was looking for a place to utilize her management and marketing skills…and she thought of me. I tried hard not to take it as a sign, but how could I not? Talented, smart, extremely organized and sweet as can be, it was not hard for me to get excited about the prospect of bringing this fabulous woman in to the Karrah Flores Photography family.
Everyone, meet Alyson!
Alyson, like me, is a Senior at UCF, also studying Photographic Technology. She has a passion for Fine Art photography (which will be a great asset to our wedding clients!), which has been showcased in many shows and will be published in Issue 34 of Creative Quarterly (an amazing accomplishment, Congratulations Alyson!). She believes in giving back to the community, donating her time and talent to non-profit organizations and she is the proud owner of an awesome little dog named Frank and an adorably cute skunk named Lydia (how cool is that?!?!).
Alyson will be taking point on a few projects, which she will blog about here, so look forward to hearing from someone other than just me in the future!
I am so excited and overjoyed to announce the arrival of my new assistant, Alyson. She is going to be such an asset to KFP and I can’t wait to see where we go together!