As a southern Ohio native, I grew up on the farm. For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for photography and a passion for animals. As a youngin’ I volunteered for the local animal shelter, in my free time whil e you would find all the other children outside playing, you would find me sitting in front of the computer scrolling through pet wanted ads. Because I knew each and every pet personally I believed that I could make the difference and maybe I could play so called match maker.
As I grew older there were two things that never changed, My love for animals and my interest in photography. Growing up my mother always had a Minolta 35mm camera there in the house I used to use it on occasion wasting rolls and rolls of film J So I asked for a camera of my own, when I received my first camera as a gift I wasted no time in finding subjects still and live to snap. I had rolls and rolls of film to develop and kept every picture good or bad. I still have that same passion today, the difference is today I understand the need for patience and precision to capture a wonderful photo.
My family and I moved to Florida in the fall of 2010, bringing with me my farm girl roots, and back home heritage. I believe these roots are one of the many things that inspire my photography and passions. Things are much different up north, I have great enthusiasm for photos that appear rustic or so called vintage, and outdoor photos. I am sure that has nothing to do with growing up surrounded by rustic farm houses and vintage décor J. I tend to take photographs that can be transformed into a vintage look and not lose its feel.
So, after moving to Florida, I started working for a local veterinarian clinic, where I met the one and only Gisele The Dog Liberator. We spoke often, most times in passing. Shortly after starting with the clinic, they made a dreaded announcement; corporate offices had made the decision to in force mandatory budget cuts. After a looong search for another position, and depleting unemployment benefits, I decided that maybe me going back into the corporate world really wasn’t where I was meant to be. Maybe this was one door closed but a bigger door opened.
Sitting on Gisele’s front porch with one of her rescues Sweet Tea, I couldn’t help but notice the guitar and just the look of the Alabama Sweet Tea next to it… equipped with nothing more than my measly 5mp cell phone camera, I thought to myself what the heck I am going to snap a few shots anyway. So that is exactly what I done. Upon showing the finished product to Gisele with the Rustic look on old paper and a sepia effect, She exclaims “If you are this good with a cell phone! Why aren’t you utilizing your talents?” My response, “I don’t know where to begin, I don’t know the first thing about starting a business.” Well as luck would have it Gisele did! That is how Brittneys Touch was born.
After getting most of our ducks in a row and deciding to call it Brittneys Touch, One particular photo came to mind. I had a picture that was sent to me to fix a few years ago, it was a young girl on the beach playing in the sand, I had to show it to Gisele. Her reaction, “There it is! Brittneys Touch!”
Finally, My passion and Love for photography has a set of roots of its own, somewhere to call home www.Brittneystouch.com . Starting out as just taking dull photos and transforming them into works of photo art, I knew it wasn’t going to be enough. While I love to transform the pictures, I love even more being the vision behind the lens. With that I decided I would incorporate Brittney Live.
“Life is like a camera, just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” ~unknown