We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea Moore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrea, alright, so let’s start with your first job. What should we know?
My first job was at a dry cleaners when I turned 15. I was just old enough to get a work permit, and I was very anxious to start working. I didn’t know if anyone would hire me but a nice man named Mike gave me a chance and it’s a job that I was able to stay at for over 4 years. He worked with my school schedule, was flexible with life happening and really felt like a part of the family because I know he believed in me. I am thankful for the opportunity it provided for me to be independent, make money to cover my own bills, and give me my first grown up life experiences.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a family and wedding photographer. I have been in the industry for many years but it’s a job you will never grow bored with! Everyday and every session is completely different. My photography is majorly centered around families and motherhood. I capture moments from pregnancy announcements all the way through monthly and yearly milestones for their children. I do accept a limited number of weddings per year so that I can give all my clients the attention and time they deserve. Being a business owner isn’t always easy. You don’t have a boss to go to with questions, and you are fully accountable for everything related to your business. Though it is usually rewarding it’s also a lot to keep up with. I want people to know that my business is very client oriented. My planning process for sessions is very detailed. I get to know my clients, their passion, their story, and I share it in a beautiful way. I provide a luxury experience, providing wardrobe if the clients would like to use it, at no additional charge.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If someone came to visit me, I would take them to wine country. It’s basically in my backyard, and though I don’t really drink, the environment would be one that most visitors would enjoy. We could go on a wine country tour. I would also show them our cute downtown Temecula and murrieta areas. There’s so much to do here and I know a lot of people do come to the area especially for these things
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Growing up I was very close to my grandparents. I feel like they were a constant source of encouragement. After we lost most of them, I have always considered them in my thought process. Would this make them happy? It helps me to strive more for it. My parents have also believed in me, my dad was strict but if anything it made me want to push harder to show him I can do anything I put my mind to. Now as a an adult, with the support of my husband, I strive to show my three young children that ANYTHING is possible if you put your mind to it. They understand hard work pays off and I hope that they remember that as they grow up and encounter new life situations.
Photograph by Love to the Moon Photography
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