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AMELIA SOPER PHOTOGRAPHY
WE'RE FRIENDS NOW,
CALL ME AMY.
First of all, I am Amelia. That's what it says on the masthead above and that was the name my parents gave me at birth. Fun fact: I was actually Zachary William until the day I was born and turned out to be a girl and they had to scramble, albeit masterfully, to come up with something a bit more feminine. So, Amelia Elizabeth it was. Now, don't get me wrong, I do love my name. However, it's one of those things that when addressed to me, automatically triggers immediate thoughts of unsolicited phone calls from mayoral campaigns, emails from wealthy Nigerian princes and of course my own childhood wrong-doing. I can hear my mother's voice now, "Amelia Elizabeth Soper, this room is NOT clean." So, for the sake of our new and budding, yet soon-to-be-amazing, friendship...
Please, just call me Amy.
OK, so now that we have that out of the way, there's a little something else you should know about me. You see, while I consider myself a pretty independent person, I've always been that girl who absolutely hates being left out of a good time. I may not be a skier, but if there's a trip planned you'd better believe I'll be there to drink hot toddies in the lodge until you get back. I mean, I'm certainly not about to miss out on a ridiculously fun skiing weekend just because I don't ski, you know? (Case in point, that slideshow photo over on the left where I joined friends on a "rafting trip". Yeah, totally never even got near the water, but I took photos and still had a blast!) My friend Julie tells me I suffer from a major case of FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out.
Weddings are sort of an extension of that for me. I want to be there to capture every bit of the fun, excitement and overwhelming, heartfelt joy. I work hard to get to know my clients, expecting that by the time your wedding day rolls around, you'll consider me a friend. You'll know me and I'll know you and when I show up on the big day you're both simply going to think... Hey, my friend Amy's here. Awesome! Because the truth is this:
It's much easier to relax in front of a camera when you know there's a friend you trust behind it.