Adrienne Marie Photography
Posted: Friday, September 2nd 2011
With her bubbly personality and back-to-basics technique, Adrienne Corcoran has established herself as an accomplished photographer. After being a stay-at-home mom, Adrienne opened her business, Adrienne Marie Photography, nine years ago. She started small by taking photos of children, then graduated to ladies and couples, and finally took the leap to weddings.
Adrienne moved her business to the downtown in January 2008. “It is a central location. Everything I need is here and downtown is really safe. So I do enjoy being downtown,” says Adrienne.
Much of Adrienne’s talent arises from her extensive hands-on training. Through mentors, classes, seminars, and experience Adrienne has transitioned herself into being a first-rate photographer. Adrienne also credits her experience to the Image Exploration program, which is an annual one-week training oppurtunity where photographers can learn, grow, and challenge their skills and portfolio.
Between Adrienne and her assistant, who is an experienced photographer from Edmonton, they keep busy and cover a lot of commercial and family work as well as a few weddings every year. Adrienne says that it is great to have somebody helping with album design, retouching and lending a helping hand.
Adrienne has many fond memories of each client that she has photographed. “Each family has a different pulse; each couple has a unique personality. [Photography] is like making friends,” comments Adrienne. “I am a match for happy people and my clients generally are that. I feel like I am a safe place for them to open up.”
But perhaps the most inimitable thing about Adrienne is that each photograph literally tells the story of one moment in time. Each photograph is emotionally driven and beautiful. To Adrienne, an emotionally meaningful photograph is success. She understands and captures the feeling of her client while never losing her skill and technique.
In the coming months, Adrienne will be starting a project called the Wisdom Project. She wants to tell the lesser told stories of our elderly people. “They have so much to offer and so much to share that I want to be an advocate for those stories,” she muses.
A photograph is one of the only technologies that can capture one moment and hold it forever. “Photography is a tangible way of treasuring the things that really matter and holding these memories forever,” says Adrienne as a final thought. “Photography is about improving yourself, getting out of your comfort zone, and always doing your best.”