When Amy Etra was aspiring to be a cool hippie at her high school on Long Island, photography was the new cool art class so she signed right up, and got hooked.Â Later she studied photojournalism at Boston University, movedÂ to NYC and worked as a photo assistant in the exciting world of advertising.Â In the 1980âs she movedÂ to Los Angeles and became a national magazine portrait photographer, shooting celebrities and business leaders for Newsweek, Time, Forbes, USA Today and other top publications.Â In 1999 she moved back east to Connecticut where she “fell” into the wedding biz when a photo editor at Business Week asked Amy to shoot her wedding on Block Island.Â âWow, it was the perfectÂ fit for meâ Amy recalls. âCreative, fast paced, and all about photographing people and artsy details.âÂ Â Today Amy excels in wedding photography, engagement photography and bar mitzvah photography in addition to her corporate work.Â Amy shares more of her thoughts with us.
How would you describe your signature style in five words?
My style is:Â artistic, fun, creative, spontaneous, photojournalism.Â My favorite photography expression is:Â âFortune Favors the Prepared Mind”Â which is perfectly illustrated in my photo of Alex and her veil blowing.Â I set her up with her bridesmaids on her street and all of a sudden a strong wind came up and I clicked.Â But everything was in place already, location, lightingâŚ.and I got lucky..because I was prepared!!Â Call it photographer’s luck, whatever. Read the rest of this entry »