A lot of you guys have guessed it, but today is the official announcement! I’m so excited to announce that Carter Fish has officially joined the Prepster team.
I’ve worked with accountants, lawyers, managers, and a slew of freelancers but Carter is my first full-time, in-house hire. It’s a huge deal for both of us: my first employee and her first job!
I met Carter three years ago through my sister Stacy. One of her sorority sisters hired Carter, a freshman at the University of Florida at the time, to take their graduation photos. Stacy raved about working with her, and the photos were insanely good. I even featured the photos on my blog.
Carter and I ended up shooting together whenever I was in Tampa and then again when she was in NYC for internships. I’m not sure if it’s obvious, but finding great photographers is a challenge because it’s so important that they know what they’re doing (first and foremost) but you also have to feel comfortable working with them. Especially as a blogger, it makes a huge difference.
I’ve been so impressed with Carter from even before I met her and my admiration for her has only grown as she’s gotten older. Beyond her creative skills, I’m always so impressed by how enthusiastic and fearless she is.
As Carter was getting closer and closer to her graduation this year, I started to consider her for a position with my blog. Working with freelancers has been okay, but it’s time for me to hire someone full time, and I couldn’t imagine hiring anyone other than Carter. We traveled a lot together this year (Bermuda, Paris, and Nantucket) and I basically knew that I needed her! The quality of photos and VIDEOS is so much higher than anything else I had been putting up on my blog.
I hope you guys are just as excited as I am!!!