Since grade school, photography has been a passion for former SLCC digital media student Brittany Griffiths. She always knew she would start her own photography business, and she did.
Griffiths bought her own camera, built a studio in her basement and started her dream. She started out with her specialty, newborns, as she has always had a bond with newborn babies. . She began her career just shooting for close friends and neighbors. Before long, she had a steady clientele.
“I didn’t have to do a bit of advertising or promoting for myself,” said Griffiths. “All my loyal clients are from word of mouth.”
Griffiths expanded from photographing newborns to photographing families, engagement photos and senior pictures. She has done a handful of weddings, but does not enjoy the stress that comes with them.
“I hardly ever shoot weddings, they are time consuming and so stressful,” said Griffiths. “It is a lot of pressure taking someone’s wedding pictures.”
Fall is Griffiths’ busiest and favorite time where she shoots Fall Mini Sessions for families. In September and October she has a shoot every day.
“I love my Fall Mini Shoots,” said Griffiths. “I stay so busy these months, I could just work those sessions and it would be enough for the year.”
“My motto is ‘you can sleep when you’re dead’”
Griffiths is a wife and stay at home mother to three children. Her life is busy with the kids and all their activities. Photography is the perfect business that allows her to decide her own schedule and focus on being a mom.
“I edit and work on pictures at night when the kids go to bed,” said Griffiths. “I am usually up until 3 a.m. editing. My motto is ‘you can sleep when you’re dead.’ It is perfect. I do my sessions in the evening when my husband is home to watch the kids.”
Griffiths’ children are the most important thing in her life. She shoots more of her three children than anyone. She never misses an opportunity to capture her children’s lives.
“There are so many precious moments that I can’t help capturing,” said Griffiths. “Someday my kids will appreciate all the posing I have made them do.”
Griffiths’ husband, Dan, supports her all along the way. He appreciates the hard work and dedication she puts into her business. He knows how much she loves it and will do anything to help her do it.
Griffiths is a perfectionist and always has been. She does not stop editing until her work is perfect.
“I am passionate about everything I do,” said Griffiths. “I don’t see the point in doing something if you’re only doing it half way. I love to create and photography makes me happy.”