Hi! I’m Amy Leigh, a Private Photo Editor

For Photographers

Get to know me and why I made the pivot to become a private photo editor

I’ve always been an open book. As a person, as a photographer and as a mentor.  If there’s something that I know and you want to know about it, I’m more than happy to share with you.  I have loved being a photographer for the past 13 years. And while I’m not giving that up, I am making a huge pivot in my life and I’m doing that for several reasons.

When my marriage came to an abrupt end after nearly 29 years, I was left with suddenly having to provide for myself.  And honestly, it’s been terrifying.  I’ve spent the last year and a half trying to figure out what my next move would be.  I did a couple years of school at the community college when I was 19 and I worked in preschools. Besides being a photographer, that’s the extent of my workplace experience. So how was I going to make a full time income doing something that I’ve always done part time? The answer was obvious, I wasn’t.

What Editing Has given Me

The door to becoming a private photo editor opened up to me and then it clicked. This is what I needed to be doing.  I love editing and I especially love weddings and portraits.  There was a time that I used to shoot weddings and while I don’t shoot them anymore, I love editing them! The truth is, I truly love love. I love going through an entire day’s worth of images and feeling like I was actually there. I love taking what someone else captured and helping those images come to life. Editing sparked something inside of me that I desperately needed.  Hope.

As I’ve spent the last year studying, planning and outlining how I wanted to offer private photo editing services, I can truly say that I am so ready and so excited for my future.  My goal this year is to take on the editing work for several wedding photographers, as well as some portrait photographers. I can not wait to get started! If you want to find out more about the benefits of outsourcing your editing, read this blog post! Reach out if you have any questions or if you’re interested in outsourcing your editing to yours truly!

The More Fun Details

Do you want to know some of the more fun details about me? I have two dogs that I am so in love with, Bruce and Luna. I have 4 grown children between the ages of 20 and 25. I’m pretty proud of the fact that I get to spend lots of time with them as adults (I must have done something right, though I’m not sure what it was!). I could eat ice cream and tater tots every single day. Not together, but definitely as their own meal. I truly love a good nap! I’m moving from California to Utah in a month and I’m equal parts excited and scared. I believe being happy is a choice. And that’s me! If you want to know anything else, just ask!

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