Camie Laughman – Class of 2016

What is your job title and what are your job duties?
I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer. As a photographer and business owner, it is my responsibility to market, contact clients, edit, and maintain an updated digital portfolio/website at all times.

What are some things you like best about this job?
This job has allowed me to turn my hobby into my career, and I love having the ability to make my own schedule. There are few greater things in this world than being able to do what you love, every day. Also, I adore having the opportunity to meet and photograph so many new and beautiful people. Photography allows me to reveal myself without boundaries.

How do you see yourself using your photography skills in the future?
The photography field is ever-changing, so I never want to stop learning and growing as a photographer. I will always try to push myself to try new things and be the best I can be.

How did your education at AMP prepare you for this job?
My education at AMP provided me with skills and knowledge to make my dreams a reality. I was amazed at how much I was able to learn in such a short amount of time at AMP.

What is your fondest memory of AMP?
There isn’t one specific memory that I could pinpoint as my favorite. I enjoyed the entire experience and couldn’t have asked for a better instructor and classmates. We laughed a lot and learned so much from each other.

What advice would you give to a student who is considering pursuing the photography field?
If you feel in your heart that photography is what you were meant to do, then dive in. However, be prepared for the negative comments. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been told to look for a “9 to 5” or a “real job”. Just remember that doing what you love is SO rewarding; especially if you work hard for it. Take pride in knowing that you’re doing what you were meant to do and go after it unapologetically.

www.camiejophotography.com

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