This week's highlight is Photographer, Brittany Collins. Brittany and I met though the Rosie Chapter Cohort. We have spent the last few months learning and growing as individuals personally and professionally. She is fierce and passionate as a person and as a small business owner. To see the light in her eyes when she speaks of her why is just part of the reason people are drawn to her.
Read more to capture a glimpse of her life as a mum, photographer and military spouse.
I am coming up on my ninth year as an Army wife. My husband and I have been together for 14 years and will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this spring. We have two young boys, Jordan (6) and Steven (5) and a boxer pup named Mattis.
Photography has been a passion of mine ever since I was a little girl. My Grandmother and I would sit for hours going through old photographs of our family. I felt connected to those images, as if I was being transported through time. I believe a picture is worth far more than a thousand words and sometimes, a picture is all you have.
I was born and raised in Plymouth, MA and barely ventured out of New England before I was married. It just so happened that the first duty station assignment my husband received was across the country in El Paso, TX. We were there for three months when the first deployment was thrown at us. Being alone in a new area, far away from family and friends, really pushed me to develop my skills and turn my hobby into a profession. I studied professional photography through the New York Institute of Photography.
Once I became a mum I knew that I wanted to pursue photography as a career. I love to document all the happenings of my boys' lives; from the major milestones to the day-to-day. Being able to document the same for my clients fills my heart.
Brittany Collins Photography specializes in natural light child and family photography. We provide clients with beautiful, hand-crafted photographs, capturing unscripted memories, important milestones and documenting the changing seasons of everyday life.
My piece of advice: Don't let fear hold you back. Success won't happen overnight, so keep on pushing, keep on growing, keep on trying.