At a very early age my father took many photos through the years of family, friends, business and gatherings. My mother would place the photos in albums with titles, years and comments. It always was, and still is, a pleasure looking back at all the memories that helped to shape my life. I believe everyone has special memories. I’d like to help capture more of them for you through photography.
I was drawn to sports, animals, business and nature.
Sports:I have played and coached in a variety of sports, basketball being one of my favorites. I also enjoyed softball & soccer which were also very competitive. Maybe it was in my blood as my cousin Harry Agganis was a well know athlete who's legacy lives on today.
Animals: From the time I was a youngster, I seem to have a deep connection with animals. Most of my dogs throughout my lifetime have come to me "in need". They have either been abused or abandoned. My dog "Angel" was no different, having been left as a puppy on the side of a roadway. She is and always will be my "special gift". She is featured in her own gallery on this website in the Pet category under "My Angel".
Business: I have always been surrounded by business as my father owned restaurants and of course being "Greek", I worked for him.
As time passed, my Dad retired from the restaurant business and I pursued a career in industrial manufacturing. I worked in a variety of departments, from customer service ultimately managing quality control for various corporations.
Nature: There is nothing like walking along the ocean or hiking a trail. This seems to give me a sense of peace.
While having dinner together and discussing our mutual passion for photography, My Friend and Business Partner Elvia Dejesus suggested that we should start our own business and help others preserve their happy and loving memories through photography... it was through this inspirational moment that "Inspired Shots" was born!
Elayne "Greek" Agganis