Amy Wright has been snapping photos for nearly 20 years including a period where she backpacked through Europe for four years. She minored in photography in college and assisted a wedding photographer before becoming a freelance photographer at a young age. “Photography allowed me to capture everything I was seeing,” said Amy Wright, owner of Amy K. Wright Photography. Now, her business, Amy K. Wright Photography, is entering its second year and is flourishing.
A native of Washington, D.C., Wright has lived in Denver for nearly 20 years. Her company is comprised of professional photography services including business headshots, individual and family portraits, events, and product photography. Packages range from $150 to $350 and customers should visit www.amykwright.com/read-me for more specific information.
Wright is thrilled to be a member of the Chamber which she says was an easy decision. “Being in Denver for 20 years and now being a business owner, I wanted to widen my circle of community and get connected to the Glendale Chamber which has a great reputation,” said Wright. “I’ve been hearing about [the Chamber] for years.”
Wright has always had a philanthropic spirit. She donates a portion of her profits to the Whole Planet Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market and dedicated to poverty alleviation. They aim to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit in places where Whole Foods Market sources products.
Wright is intimately familiar with Whole Foods after working at the Tamarac store a few years back to help pay the bills. It’s that relationship which fostered a partnership with Whole Foods to sell a product near and dear to her heart.
In 2016, she launched “Tell it Well” greeting cards with the mission of helping other female entrepreneurs around the world through small business micro-loans. Ten percent of sales goes to provide small business loans to women in poverty in the U.S. and around the world. In addition, each card is printed on sustainably sourced and recycled paper and features Amy’s original photography. These cards are now available at 13 Whole Foods Market locations, including the Glendale Colorado Blvd. location.
Wright believes that “We All Have a Story to Tell.” She says, “Stories are the heartbeat of our lives. Stories inspire us, create connection and build the framework for our lives and businesses. From our family portraits to our special occasions, we all want beautiful images that capture the moments of our lives and tell our story well.” Thus, the name of her cards, “Tell it Well.”
Over the last two decades, Wright has seen the landscape of photography change. “The biggest change is being more fluid and adapting to how the marketplace has changed,” said Wright. The ever-changing world is what Wright eventually hopes to explore again. “I would eventually love to travel and do more books,” said Wright.
When Chamber Members book a headshot, individual or family portrait session by March 15, 2018, they will receive a 20 percent discount on their session. For more information or to book your session, visit www.amykwright.com. For more information on the “Tell it Well” cards, visit www.tellitwellcards.com.