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November 29th, 2017

Featured Website of the Week – Andy Mars

Posted by liveBooks

Andy Mars is an event photographer specializing in weddings, photo artist, and instructor (teaches digital photography and iPhone photo app classes & workshops).  She currently resides in Avon, Connecticut and is a Studio Artist at Farmington Valley Arts Center. She is also the social media coordinator at FVAC.

Andy Mars was 19 years old when the lightbulb went off and she decided photography is what she wanted to do with her life. She was in a waiting room and picked up a photography magazine. She didn’t understand much of the photo lingo but it didn’t matter, she was ready to learn. She was always a visual person. Andy took filmmaking classes in high school but it was in college when she really immersed in photography. She was the yearbook photo editor & school newspaper photographer. When her children were school age she became a wedding photographer in NYC, her niche, Central Park weddings. While living in NYC she was a board member of Professional Women Photographers and initiated the Community Service Committee. One of the most rewarding experiences was leading a mentoring group of PWP members, teaching kids photography in homeless shelters. To see more of her work, visit her liveBooks8 website here.

Q&A with Andy Mars

Q: How would you describe the aesthetic of your website in three words?
AM: Quirky, Edgy, & Whimsical.
Q: How often do you typically update your website?
AM: Thanks for reminding me, I want to now! Whenever I feel excited about something to share that will evoke an emotion then it’s time to update. Also if I get lots of “likes” on social media it’s also telling me it’s time to update.
Q: How do you choose the photos that you display on your homepage?
AM: Whenever I make my most creative and stand out images then I want to use them on my homepage.
Q: What is your favorite new feature of liveBooks8?
AM: Ease of updating photos and I love the contemporary and modern look on my other devices, such as iPhone & iPad. Customer Service always rocks.
Q: What’s one piece of advice you’d offer to someone designing their website?
AM: Keep it simple and use your absolute BEST and unique photos that represent who you are as a photographer.


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