My husband, Tom, is a talented aviation and motorsports photographer and a competent photo editor in his own right. He began teaching me his techniques and I realized I truly loved graphic art. I continued to hone my skills and study new techniques until the day Tom jokingly told me I had passed him up and should start processing his photos for him. Then I kept going...and going...and going. What I realized next is that not only had I fallen in love with graphic art, I wasn't half bad at it either.
After my husband finished his undergraduate degree, we left our home in Arizona and moved back to southern California to be nearer to our families. Tom had already found work, but I had to leave a job I loved in order to join him in California. In our current economy, jobs are scarce and I had to figure out quick what I was going to do next. I began doing restorations, retouching, slideshows, and every other type of photo manipulation as fast as I could learn it. I worked on friends and family members' old photos and photo projects until I had a nice portfolio and repertoire of skills and techniques and discovered I had a knack for this unique art form. After over ten years of working in the IT field, building and designing websites and other media, I finally decided to go into business for myself and Foto Finish was born.http://www.finishmyfoto.com/about-us.html