Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Virtual Martini with Steve from Steve Canning Photography

Let's have a Martini with Steve from Steve Canning Photography.

Share a fun fact about your home life.
At our house, we have no need for alarm clocks. Our two kids wake us up before 7:00 AM every day.

How did you get started in business?
I started off carrying bags for other photographers and working in the darkroom. 10 yrs later I was ready to open shop.

What has been the highlight of your career to date?
Last year we were hired to photograph a wedding at Disney World. My parents live near Orlando. So my wife, kids, and I spent the whole week with them. Then my wife and I covered the wedding. It was a lot of fun! Mickey and Mini crashed the reception.

Give us your favorite wedding or event planning tip.
Always leave yourself a little more time then you think you need, especially for the photo session.

When you travel, what is the one thing you cannot live without?
When I’m on long drives I’ve got to have my sunflower seeds to chew on (my wife thinks it’s so gross.)

Tell us some of your favorite places to shop both local and out-of-town.
My favorite place to shop is the Redskins store. No matter how many times they break my heart I still wear their colors. It’s in my blood.

And we must know your favorite local restaurant.
I’m a big fan of Carrabbas. I love their Pollo Rosa Maria! I also love anywhere that’s serving crabs!

Let’s say you have a day off and you are able to do anything at all for 24 hours (money is no object). What would that day look like and who would you be with?
I’d start the day with all of my family and close friends snowboarding on a big mountain out west. Then drop off the kids and fly to Las Vegas to hit the jackpot!