Saturday, January 1, 2011

A conversation with Elanie Turso....Photography.

 This is a conversation with a talented photographer that is in our local area. CHeck out her website and make sure that you find her on facebook and friend her. I want to thank Elaine for buying ad space* Thank you*

Q1) How long have you lived in the area?
A) I have lived in Bremerton my entire life... so about 33 years. 

Q) How much family history do you have in the area?
A). My parents are the only ones left in the area. Both of my brothers have moved away and started families, but I have no plans of ever leaving! 
Q) What is your favorite thing about the area?
A) I love that you can get in the car and drive 1-2 hours in any direction and be somewhere totally cool. I love the trees, the water, the mountain views, its beautiful and makes great portrait scenery. 
Q) What would you change if you could about the area?
A.) I wish there werent so many 'banks' on every corner. And not a real big fan of the nudie coffee stands. (maybe i'm just jealous, lol)
Q) What would you change if you could about the area?
A.) I started a business in 2001 making scrapbooks for others (Scrappin It For You). I have always loved photography, and my husband was really the one who encouraged me to pursue photography. 
Q) Where would you like to see your business be in 5 years?
A). In 5 years I would like to be able to support my family as a photographer. To be able to wake up everyday and make a choice to do what I love and support my family would be my dream. While i'm in dream land, I also want to open up my own shop, that is a photographers paradise. There are no camera stores left anymore and I want to change that. 
Q) What is the hardest part of having your own business?
A) The hardest part about owning my own business is deciding on pricing. I want to be affordable and yet at the same time be compensated for my time and costs. Its a hard compromise. And I struggle with it everytime I look at my price sheet. 
Q)Where would you like our town to be in over the next five years?
A). I would like our town to be more supportive of small businesses opening in the area. I think it would be nice for the cities to give tax breaks to small businesses opening up so they can have a chance to survive before taking a piece of their pie. 
Q) What is your favorite thing to do in our town?
A). Every year without fail, we go to the Kitsap County Fair. 
Q)Do you give to any local charities you work with?
A). My favorite store is Romy's, and Ish. 
Q) What is your business motto?
A). I support alot of military. I am a member of Operation Love Reunited and offer to do homecomings, and other portrait sessions with military. I also do alot of fundraisers for different organizations trying to raise money. 
Q) 13) tell me anything you would love to share about your business.
A). My business motto is "I'm not your average photographer". And really, I'm not. I do so much MORE than just photographer. I am creative. I love to design. I love to create. I cant help myself. A majority of my business has been word of mouth. I like it that way. It makes me feel like I am doing a good job. 
On another note..........
 I have yet to find a type of photography that I dont enjoy! I look forward to working with all kinds of people on all different kinds of projects!