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Creatively Balanced

Happy New Year! And welcome to the brand new relaunch of Creative Balance Photography, LLC. In simplest terms, we are three photographers based in the South Carolina Upstate that work together but that does not even begin to scratch the surface. So please, pull up a chair and listen to the tales of Amanda, Haley, James, and Creative Balance Photography.

Our company and our brand are the culmination of years of individual journeys and hard work. In 2010, based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Amanda founded Amanda Snaps! Photography where she combined a love of fine art with her love for photography. Soon after in 2012, Haley began taking photos under the banner of Capture Photography serving the same locale. Each photographer brought their own eyes and feel to their respective brands. And these saplings set a foundation for what would later become our brand.

Fast forward to Amanda's high school reunion. There she reconnects with her old friend, Brad. She meets Brad's wife, Haley (*gasp*). So there met two photographers serving the same area and both bringing their own loves and styles to photography. Amanda and Haley began to speak with each other about their common interest and immediately recognized that their skillsets and visions for their art complimented each other's seamlessly. Following this chance meeting, Amanda and Haley teamed up as photographers for some weddings and felt the smooth transition from being lone artists to a team. Their ability to work together and orchestrate these large projects made it clear they were each in a place where they were growing too big to continue their solo acts. August of 2014 gave birth to the creative balance of their expertises and skills and these two made a home for their collaborative art as Creative Balance Photography, LLC.

As Creative Balance began to grow and define itself in South Carolina, something was happening in West Michigan. In April of 2014, James left his 9 to 5 job to pursue photography full-time and founded The James Morton Company, LLC. Over a few years and a big move to South Carolina, James was ready for the next step in his photographer's journey. By chance, his then girlfriend's sister (now sister-in-law) recommended he apply for a contract position with Creative Balance Photography as one of its partners, Haley, was expecting and needed someone to help with the company's workload. James met Amanda and Haley and the three hit it off. When they saw their styles together and when they saw how well they worked together on weddings and organized sessions it was clear this was a perfect match.

And in a roundabout way, this was all Brad's fault.

We at Creative Balance Photography, LLC are three partner photographers with independent wealths of knowledge that we bring to our clients and to each other. We each have our strengths but also the resources in-house to practice and master our weaknesses. Our variety and our team is the key to our success. We bring a unique combination of talents that allow us to be a one-stop shop in the photography industry. With confidence, we can say we can do it all and do it all with confidence.

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." -African Proverb

We are creatively balanced together and together we are Creative Balance Photography, LLC.

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