Amy Gillespie is a freelance lifestyle and commercial photographer based out of Royal Oak Michigan. Her style and asthetic is clean and contemporary with a twist of humor. She loves nothing more than creating images that make people smile, laugh or become inspired.
Her education and background are in design and marketing. She does custom design work, logo design, art direction, some web design development, and brand development. She often works with small companies from the ground up creating the logo, brand and web design.
Amy loves to travel. She especially loves going to remote places for hiking and camping. She tries to take her two black labs on every camping vacation possible. She never leaves home without her iPhone loaded with her favorite music, headphones, and her golf clubs.
Lifestyle photography is not only my aesthetic, it’s how I see the world. A bit of a natural observer, I am able to create a style and look that captures specific moments.
Commercial photography is taking my approach and applying it to a commercial setting. Every project has a need to deliver powerful imagery.
Every design need is a little different. Brands, messages, products, websites, there are endless needs for design. The approach I take is delivering design concepts and finished designs that reinforce a brand and convey a needed message.
Marketing a photography business takes a lot of planning and finding the right platforms to deliver the message. As a photography business owner I am always tweaking my marketing efforts and looking for optimal avenues.
Business owners will often come to me for marketing consulting. Attracted to my brand and methods, they look for direction and solutions. Working with a company for developing a marketing plan, takes a strategic approach.
Design concepts can have a pretty powerful impact. Understanding how to apply them across any medium is a valuable understanding of visual communications. I have taught design concepts to individuals, interns, and as a quest speaker to professional organizations.
Photography isn’t for everyone. But those with passion and desire make for great students. I teach Photography 101 or Photography basics to individuals and interns. I have also taught photography concepts to creative professional organizations.