TRACY SW EENEY 2nd Pl ace | Siblin g "Wi nter Won de r lan d" When did you start your photography business? I started my business in 2010 upon my move back to my hometown in New England. I was still working full-time (as a high-school English teacher), and like many new photographers, I struggled to balance a full-time job, caretaking for my then 2 year old son, and building my photography business. Shortly after, I became pregnant with my twin girls. It was while home on maternity leave the following summer that I made the paramount decision to pursue my photography business full time. What is your favorite part about this NAPCP winning image? I often dream images before taking them, and I had been in reverie over this image for a while. I love to embrace our four seasons, but New England is fickle. We can have snow in October, or may not have any until January, so I had no idea when my vision would come to fruition. I bought these gorgeous emerald coats and pill box hats for my girls the season before with the intention of photographing them in the snow. The first snowfall we had, I pounced. One of my favorite things about this image, all of my images, is being able to actualize my dream. But more importantly, itâ€™s a picture of my identical twin girls, being them, just holding hands, adoring each other. Their kinship is evident, and the emotion, juxtaposed against the sparse chilled setting, warms me.
NAPCP July Newsletter 2014