My name is Cathy Cooper. I am the owner and sole photographer of this company.
I am a devoted Christ follower, and a firm believer that everything I am is with the help from our Lord and Savior. I am 34 years old, a wife, and mother of two beautiful children, ages 8 and 5. I am also a 11 year cancer survivor.
My photography journey started when I was young. I always wanted to take pictures and be in pictures. It didn't matter what the subject was, I just wanted to photograph it. When I graduated college, I kept my love for photography as just a hobby. I began a career as a paralegal where I remained for 12 years. In 2015, my wonderful husband gave me the gift of my first DSLR camera. That is where my story began. I started practicing by just taking pictures of my children and family. But my heart desired more. I wanted to learn more and be more. God put the fire in my heart, and I just kept growing.
You will see that I enjoy photographing maternity, newborn, children, and family sessions. I love each type differently, but my passion is in maternity photography. I am inspired by the emotion I feel from an expecting mom (and dad) and the joy they bring to the session. I want my photography to exude that emotion from each image.
Apart from photography I like to play puzzles with my children, go on boat rides with my family, and volunteer in my church Sunday school.
Some of you may have noticed that Alluring Grace Photography is growing. So much so that I can barely keep up. That being said I have decided to hire my VERY FIRST employee.
Guys, meet Haylie. She is a young married woman who loves God as much as I do. She is about to start nursing school to become and RN, however for the time being she has taken the position as my assistant. She will be on sessions with me assisting so parents can take it easy. She will also be behind the scenes answering emails, sending out invoices, contracts, and reminders. You may even get a phone call from her a time or two if I am in session.
Don't worry I am still doing all the shooting and editing, ordering sessions, and most of the client communication, but if you can't reach me at least you can now get a response from Haylie.