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About Amy

your Austin Senior photographer

 

Hello! I’m Amy Scharff, an Austin senior photographer serving Austin and all of the wonderful surrounding areas in Central Texas!

I’ve been interested in creating art from a very early age. I started painting trees and streams with Bob Ross around age seven, and won two awards for my art before I finished elementary school. When I was ten years old I remember being at a friend’s house whose mother was a painter. I’ll never forget the first time I saw her mother’s in-home art studio. It truly imprinted on my mind. I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up….an artist! 

Drawing and painting however didn’t come as naturally to me as I had longed for them to. In middle school I started to realize that I felt inspired by photographs in magazines. By high school I knew I wanted to pursue photography as a hobby. I received my first film camera with two lenses as a Christmas present from my grandparents. In high school I took a photography class where I fell in love with film photography. I learned to develop my own film in the dark room and print my own photographs. After high school I continued shooting film for a while, but life took some unexpected twists and I put down the camera for a time. 

I found my way back to photography in 2008, and this time around it was digital. By 2010 I was ready to graduate to my first DSLR camera. I’ve been shooting and continuing to develop as a photographer ever since. I opened my in-home studio in 2015. You could say I’m finally living the dream I had for myself all those years ago. I offer both on location and in studio portrait sessions.

 

I LOVE TEXAS!