How has the pandemic changed your business and what are you offering right now?"  

"Because of the pandemic, I have taken a step back and had the chance to redefine what is important to me.  To listen to what really inspires me and that is: creating something meaningful.  I love to photograph people and capture their personality through my lens.  To bring someone out of their shell and get their true personality in a picture is so gratifying to me.  

Each photo session is a journey.  A story.  A challenge.  The shots at the beginning of the session are different than the ones at the end.  At the beginning the subject is usually unsure, stiff, guarded.  As the photo session continues, they loosen up.  They get to know me and trust me.  The pics at the end are always my favorite images.  It's when their true personality comes out.  Whether it is a high school senior, a family or a head shot, it's always the same.  That's why my sessions are a bit longer.  I understand that it's not easy to get your picture taken.  If you are making the effort, then I am definitely going to make sure that you are in your best frame of mind, which turns into the most flattering pictures.  If that means a longer photo session, then so be it.  

Life continues in spite of the pandemic and we need to record and remember the special moments, even if they seem a bit mundane.  I have found that people are focusing more on family time and cherishing the smaller moments of just being together.  We have all learned that time can be short and family is who we want to be with when faced with dire circumstances.  We also know that time does not stand still-kids are still growing up and starting a new school year.  We are still having birthdays and anniversaries.  Babies are being born and many of us have gotten new pets.  It's important to recognize, cherish and record those moments.  

So I have pivoted from photographing corporate events to sessions that are more meaningful and creative to me like Twenty21 High School Senior Sessions and I have even added something new-Puppy Sessions!  

So what has this pandemic taught me?  Focus on what you love.

Written by Christy Wright

Christy has been a professional photographer for the past 15 years and is based in San Jose.  She specializes in head shots, families, high school seniors and school pictures.  Christy has been a member of the SVO since 2018 and loves being a part of the Monday SVO Collaborators.  She is the owner of Christy Wright Photography and partner in Take2 Photography.  

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