More about Kelly Marderosian Photography

More about Kelly Marderosian Photography

It’s still weird typing that! For so long I wanted to start a photography business. But in essence, what it boiled down to was a lack of confidence and questioning every aspect of how it would work in my over analytical mind. Would I be successful? What do I even know about running a business? Where will my clients come from? What if I fail? After dabbling in photography for years, I decided to go for it. I mean, what did I have to lose? I signed up for an apprenticeship to learn more about shooting in manual mode. I had this fancy camera and barely knew how to work it besides a few simple settings, like the ISO (International Organization of Standardization). Over the next few months, I learned so much. I gained so much confidence. Most importantly, I gained the realization that “I CAN do this!” In just a short time, from October through December of 2016, I had delivered 27 photo galleries to clients. TWENTY SEVEN. Talk about humbled and blessed. Unfortunately, starting a business doesn’t pay the bills right away. So, I work during the day as the Director of Marketing for a retirement village. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University where I majored in communications with a minor in psychology. Originally, I wanted to be a broadcast journalist. That was, until I learned how demanding their schedules are and I knew that was not what I wanted. I wanted to be a mom and a wife. I found my creative passion in college when I did an internship at an ad agency in Virginia Beach. I learned the world of public relations and fell in love. In addition to photography, I love writing. I love sitting down with people and hearing their stories. I just find it so inspiring hearing how others live their lives. What drives them. What challenges they’ve overcome. Hearing about their hopes and dreams. I’ve been fortunate to have articles in a few different magazines to include House and Home and Fredericksburg Parent and Family. It’s always humbling to see my story published…in a magazine…for everyone to read! It’s seriously so self-gratifying. In a perfect world, I would photograph people and write their stories. That’s the beauty of photography though. You can tell a story through photographs. You can easily see the love of a family. You can see the way a daughter adores her father. You can see the happiness from a couple who has been married for many years. You can see siblings sharing laughter and giggles together. You can see the confidence of a woman in boudoir photos. You can see the element of success of branding photos. The stories are all there. You just have to be willing to look through the picture, instead of at it. I look forward to getting to know you and telling your story…whatever it may be! Love & Hugs, Kelly