What started off as a hobby has slowly turned into a passion. Even though I am still new to this business I have a love for capturing images. I started taking "pictures" when I was thirteen years old, nothing special. I dabbled with it every now and then, but I didn't start actually learning until I attended Spring Hill College. Being a Public Relations and Advertising major, all of us in the Communications Department were given a simple Media Kit. A Nikon D3300, two sets of lenses and a tripod to get us started.
I would go home over break and take pictures of my sisters, my brother, our dogs. Then before I knew it more and more people started asking me to take their picture. My family and friends continuously put their faith in me. Although not all of my images were perfect starting out, I slowly began to improve and I owe that to all of the amazing people who put their faith in an inexperienced college student back in 2015.
So what now?
After I graduated from Spring Hill in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, I was hired on at a local Credit Union as their Marketing Specialist and shortly after married my best friend. After I got married and started working full time I realized that there was something missing in my life. After multiple conversations with my husband (God bless him) I finally decided to invest in my first professional camera and take this "photography" thing a little more seriously.
And here I am! Investing in that camera has honestly been the best decision of my life. In June of 2019 I decided it was time to make this business official. I rebranded from Maegan Celeste Photography to Celeste McKinley Photography (Celeste is my middle name and McKinley is my husband's) and became an LLC! Then in October of 2019 I officially resigned my marketing position after the business took off and have been doing this photography thing full time ever since.
I love this business and having the opportunity to tell so many stories through the art of photography. I absolutely can't wait to tell yours.
With love always, Maegan
Saraland, AL 36571