This weeks #FeatureFriday is Delores Photos! Delores shared with us how she started her business and why she has such a love for photography and the people of Ashley County.
“I opened my studio in 2009 in Hamburg. Prior to that I built up my business by word of mouth. When I graduated from college I moved to Little Rock and worked as a graphic design for Arkansas Times until I moved back to Hamburg. Then I worked for advanced eye care until I started working for Hamburg school district as an art teacher. I worked for year as the Hamburg elementary school art teacher. I opened my studio when when my parents bought the location I am currently at as a antique flea market and started my photography business in a small room the back half of the shop. I offer two tanning beds with 24 hour tanning and all types of photography services.
I’m blessed to have started my business with the support of my parents allowing me to use that part of the building. I’m grateful for the support of my family as well. They have been there every step of the way and allowed me to be successful at doing something I love to do. I am also grateful for all of my clients who have been supportive and allowed me to be a part of their lives. I could not do what I do without their support.
I do what I do because I love my job. I love to capture memories for people and see them actually enjoy their photography experience. I chose Ashley County to start my business many years ago because it felt right. I grow up here and this has always been my home. This is where my family is from and I wanted my son to be able to attend a great public school and grow up in a community that means as much to him as it has to me. It may be a small town, but we have a big heart.
I decided to do the social distancing sessions as a way to bring up moral during this time of uncertainty. I am so grateful to be a part of a community that has been so supportive of my small business for so many years and allowed me to also be a part of their lives. I’m glad I was able put a smile on so many faces and give everyone something else to think about during this time. Everyone has been so creative with them also. I glad to call Hamburg my home and Ashley County my family.”
Delores photographs weddings, engagements, seniors, babies, families, birthday parties, proposals, and everything in between. Keep an eye on her page for holiday themed mini sessions and special offers. Delores also hosted her first annual bridal expo, Daisies and Lace. This years expo was such a hit and she can’t wait to host it for years to come.
We are so lucky to have Delores and her business in Hamburg. Everyone help us show Delores Photography some love and let her know how much we appreciate everything she does for our hometown.