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I sat down with Florida resident Allisa Babor, the epitome of youthful ambition, who had just returned from a business trip to NYC. 19-year-old Babor has her own photography business and has recently joined with a major events planning company to expand on her dreams.
“Starting my own business just sort of happened on its own. I began my journey with photography when I was in middle school and my love for it has only grown stronger.”
Allisa began her business when she was just 16, starting with senior shoots, then moving into engagements, birthdays, graduations, headshots, and finally weddings.
“For me, photography means being a part of the happiest days of people’s lives and helping them capture the moments that matter most. It is not only a way for me to express myself, but also to help others do the same.”
When I asked her what she thought the importance of a picture was Allisa responded with, “It’s important to have pictures of great moments in life. When you’re old and it’s hard to recall stuff, that’s all you have. Pictures keep legacies going and if you have family or live far away picture keep you connected. Pictures create something bigger than a memory that will last forever.”
Allisa covers events because she believes that it’s important to help people be happy and to make their days what they want it to be. When asked who or what inspires her Allisa stated that she was inspired by everyone and everything. “The world is a beautiful place.” Her favorite local photographer is Justin DeMutiss and Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York.
So what does the future hold for this young entrepreneur? “It’s hard to tell what the future holds, but I will never put down my cameras! Getting a studio of my own and traveling around the world for photography is a dream I would love to turn into a reality.”
Advice that Allisa offers up to young people wanting to start their own businesses, “If you want something bad enough, you can make it happen. Go out, meet and network with new people and chase your dreams. If sitting behind a desk isn’t for you, don’t be afraid to jump over it and do what you love. And always remember to never settle for being anything less than ‘happy’”.
More information and how to reach Allisa: www.carringtonphotography.biz
Image credit: Permission given to author, Allisa Babor via Facebook.com