Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Monday Photography & A little bit sassy!!!!

This is a conversation between myself and Gretchen of Happy Monday Photography and a little bit sassy.

How long have you lived in the area?
This time? lol My family and I lived here from 2002-2007. We are a Navy family so we moved down to the San Diego area for awhile and returned to this area again last August. Unfortunately we will have to leave the area again next August. We look forward to retiring here in six years.

How much family history do you have in the area? 

  • None in the Kitsap area. I spent most of my childhood in Bellevue.

    What is your favorite thing about the area?
    I love the “small town” feel but the fact that it is close enough to so many different city type activities.

    What would you change if you could about the area?
    I take away to stupid Toll on the Narrows Bridge. :):)

    What made you start your own business?
    I felt VERY strongly that I needed to be a stay at home mom. I have attempted many different home based business and was never successful because my heart wasn’t in it. Before my 3rd child, a baby girl, came along, my husband bought me my first “real” camera. I have been interested in Photography since I was a teenager but I fell in love with it when I started taking pictures of my children. My passion for creating images evolved when we were in California and after a year of portfolio building, Happy Monday Photography was born.

    Where would you like to see your business be in 5 years?
    I would like to be in a beautiful studio filled with the sound of little feet, belly laughs and lots of love. My goal is to have a boutique in the front where I can sell all my crafty stuff. :):)

    What is the hardest part of having your own business?
    Its all up to me. Whether I succeed or fail, its on my shoulders. I love the challenge though, it keeps me on my toes and gives me the opportunity to continue growing artistically.

    Where would you like our town to be in over the next five years?
    I would love to see Downtown Silverdale become something more than buildings filled salons. It would be so great to have a bustling area filled with a nice variety of businesses, galleries, resteraunts, etc.

    What is your favorite thing to do in our town?
    Our family LOVES geocaching!!! Never heard of it? Check it out, www.geocaching.com. It is a real life treasure hunt and is such an awesome activity for families to do together.

    What is your favorite Store in town?
    Goodwill. I LOVE transforming wood furniture into perfect pieces for my house.

    Do you give to any local charities you work with?
    I make several different products with a Breast Cancer Awareness theme. I donate a minimum of 50% of the profits of those items to the Susan G Komen Foundation.

    What is your business motto?
    “Leave Boring at the Door”. I am a fun person and I want my clients to have a carefree, relaxed, candid and fun time when we are together.

    Tell me anything you would love to share about your business.
    I do this because I LOVE it. I love giving people the gift of Heirloom quality images. Lets have some fun and capture the important moments in your life, big and small.