When Karey Dean increasingly found herself receiving a lot of requests for her photography she figured, why not find a site to locate a business?
In November she opened Karey Dean Photography at 2055 Kenwood Ave., Williamsport.
"I don't know if two years ago I saw myself doing this," she said.
City photographer Karey Dean stands next to an example of her work.
It's not that Dean hasn't long loved shooting pictures, but starting and running a full-time business is quite another thing.
Dean specializes in portrait photography and wedding photography. The many photos decorating the walls of her studio are testament to her work.
"I feel very blessed to be doing what I do," she said. "It's an honor for me to capture memories of people."
She said she especially enjoys photographing children, including babies and newborns. She will photograph parties, various other events, and engagement announcements. Dean also offers custom framing with photos.
Like anyone contemplating opening a business, Dean said it took some soul-searching. For several years she had been pursuing photography assignments from out of her home.
"It definitely took a little courage and a lot of prayers, but it felt right," she said.
She likes her studio, with its high ceilings and wood floor, and its setting just off Lycoming Creek Road.
"I think it's a great centralized location," she said.
Dean has received a lot of business through word of mouth. She also advertises on Facebook and her website. While acknowledging that photography is a competitive business, she has high hopes that the business will grow. Loving photography as she does, she's headed in the right direction.
"It was always a passion of mine," she said.
More information is at KareyDeanPhotography.com and 651-9381.