Erin Rachel Photography | Picayune MS High School Senior and Family Photographer serving the surrounding areas Mandeville LA, Covington LA, Slidell LA and the Northshore » Senior and Family Photographer covering Picayune, MS and Mandeville LA, Slidell LA and Covington LA. Offering Photography Classes and Workshops in the Picayune MS, Covington LA, Mandeville LA and Slidell LA area.

Nikki [the.MENTOR.sessions]

Last but certainly not least…please meet my sixth mentee from the past eight weeks…Nikki!  Nikki is such a fun, outgoing person but more importantly a giving and caring person.  She and I first met when she came to the.ONE DAY.workshop back in August of 2011.  Soon after that she and a friend did a one.2.one session then last fall she booked a family portrait session and we had a blast!  I love the friendship/relationship we’ve built over the past year and that’s what I love about what I do!

Take a minute to read a little paragraph about her journey in her photography business.

I have always loved capturing moments on film. I think maybe all photographers start out that way. I have had a camera for as long as I can remember. I graduated with a Deaf Education degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. Being around kiddos was always something I have done…from babysitting, teaching Mothers Day out, and working in a special education preschool. I loved teaching my deaf kiddos after college. I took pictures of the kids I babysat and the kids I taught constantly. I then became pregnant with my twin girls Amelia and Abigail and started staying home with them. I got my first DSLR a Nikon D50 (I have since upgraded 4 times) to take pictures of my girls, and I started having friends ask me to take pictures of their kiddos. It gave me something fun to do, and I got to be around kids all the time which was my first true love. My husband Brian supported me in the thought of starting up my own hobby/job/business. I started teaching myself as much as I could through reading and watching tutorials online. I took a couple of classes here and there, but then met Erin who finally made everything “click” for me. I was finally able to take the knowledge I had learned on my own and put it all together with her help. I am so glad I met Erin. She is teaching me how to take my business Double Takes Photography to the next level. I’ve had to REALLY think about what direction I want my business to go in, and not just go through the motions. I truly love what I do because it is allowing me to be a stay at home mom, (which is number one in my books) and run a successful business. I can’t wait for next year as I am making so many awesome changes to Double Takes Photography with Erin’s direction.

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