larryrobinsonplaneMy grandfather with the Larry Robinson studio plane
I have been around cameras as long as I can remember. My great-grandfather, Larry Robinson, started a portrait photography business that was one of the premier portrait photography studios in the south, serving families in several cities and states. (More history of Larry and his studios, here!) Larry got his photography beginnings from his own father, and my grandfather (pictured in photo at right) followed Larry’s footsteps as a professional photographer.
I got my first 110 film camera at a young age, and learned more as I grew. In college, as a print journalism student later becoming a newspaper reporter, I also spent time as a photographer with 35mm film SLR cameras, having fun in the darkroom rolling and developing my own film, as well as processing my own photos in various chemical baths.
When I became a mother preserving memories of my own children, I began to feel the pull of having the camera once again become an extension of me.
As I was considering portrait photography one day, I suddenly looked into my hallway to see the above photo of my grandfather. It all clicked at that moment and I wondered why it hadn’t occurred to me before. Portrait photography is, in a way, part of my heritage. CTC Photography is bringing it back into the family. Photography has changed a lot since the old family business got its starts, and even more in recent years, but a passion for timeless memories preserved in archival-quality photos to pass down the generations has remained the same. Larry Robinson Studios used the best archival quality materials that were available at the time, and I strive for the same.
I'm honored to be part of sharing my family business, and helping you capture and preserve your precious memories of how your family is in this very moment, with images you will be proud of.
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