This month I wanted to talk to someone who was new to ExposureManager. I wanted to see why they decided to make the change and how their experience was going thus far. I spoke with Michelle Scarano of Michelle Scarano Photography out of Middletown, NJ
Michelle is pretty new to the EM family, only having been with us for two months now. EM was recommend to her from another photographer when she was frustrated with the company that she had been previously using. Her favorite things about EM is the live chat feature as well as the ability to send an invoice and sell her prints all in the same location.
Not only is Michelle new to EM but she is relatively new to the photography community. Although she realized her passion for photography very early on, “I had to be around 6 yrs old when I got my first camera. It was a Le Click camera, and used disc film." It wasn’t until this past fall that Michelle went from shooting for fun to shooting as a full time job. “I had been a high school special education teacher for 9 years. I really did love my job, but I always felt torn, because I had other passions. Teaching was stable and it’s what I went to school for." It wasn’t till after her second child was born that she decided it was time to make a change. She resigned at her teaching job to follow her dreams of opening up her own photography business. “I figured I would see what I could do.”
Michelle specializes in maternity, baby, children and family portraits. Although her favorite subjects are children. “They add spontaneity to a shoot. They don't worry if their hair looks good or if their outfit looks okay. They know how to just be fun, and I like trying to capture that on film. I like candid more then posed pictures. I like my photography to tell a story, one that is special to the family I am photographing. It's my way of freezing time for them, giving them something they can look back on."
When I asked Michelle if she had any photography tips she could share she said that, “composition is the most important thing to focus on when shooting. Keep in mind the rule of thirds. I also always use my flash, even when outside and always check to make sure your lens is clean!”
To learn more about Michelle and her company check out MichelleScaranoPhotography.com