Behind every successful campaign and project for our clients is an organized yet passionate Account Coordinator like Stephanie Forness, who takes care of various clients in our Fargo office.
Besides those responsibilities, Stephanie is also behind the camera or in front of a computer screen, editing photos. Her passion? Photography.
“My grandpa loved photography,” she explains. “I inherited his 35mm Minolta camera when he passed away.”
Below is Stephanie with her grandpa’s camera, close by, waiting for perfect light and loving every moment–just as he intended it to be!
“Having my grandpa’s camera sparked my interest in photography, and I became more serious about it when I was offered a job as a corporate photographer. I met my husband at that job, who fueled the fire even more. He’s so passionate and it’s fun to collaborate. I love shooting with him. We both have new professional jobs now, but photography is a constant part of our lives,” she says.
Enjoy these views through Stephanie’s lens:
Growing up through the lens
Meet Sam, as a baby and then as a bike-riding youngster. “It’s fun watching kids grow up through the camera lens,” Stephanie says. “The other photo here is Sam’s sister, Grace. I can’t help but love a great black and white image!”
More of Stephanie’s treasured captured moments of kids, grownups, couples and just plain beautiful images. For her motivation, check out her dream job in the Q + A below.
Get to know a Flintster! Q + A with Stephanie
What’s your dream job? My dream job is to be a photographer for families with children who are fighting life-threatening illnesses, and providing them with special moments and everlasting memories of their children and their time together.
Which job would you not want to have? Anything that’s super math-heavy: there’s a good reason I dropped Accounting in college!
What was your first job? Lifeguard/Swimming Lessons Teacher
What did it teach you? Troubleshooting: too often, something was broken and we had to figure out how to fix it.
What is one thing you’d be willing to practice for an hour a day? Besides photography? Volleyball!
What’s the best advice you ever got? “Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window – or break down a door.” – Brooke Shields
What sound do you love? A crackling fire and waves crashing in the ocean
What scent do you love? Crisp, fresh air