The History of Mallory's Photography
Mallory's Photography has been around since around since the 1950's, when my grandfather, Bill Mallory owned and managed Mallory's Commercial Photography. I remember visiting him as a child and seeing studio lights everywhere, large format cameras, dark room chemicals, and negatives upon negatives just hanging to dry and wondering "what the heck is all this stuff"? It wasn't till I was a teenager that I really started to understand and I really started to develop my own love for the camera.
In April 1993, I had the privilege of shooting my first wedding. Three months later, my grandfather passed away. It was then that I decided to carry on the family tradition and to keep the camera clicking. I struggled though, I realized that shooting still objects for catalogs and magazines was just not me. My
grandfather was a genius when it came to creating "art" from a bracelet sitting on a table. But for me, commercial photography was a little... well.... it was just a little too boring for me. I enjoyed the people. I enjoyed capturing the smile of a baby. The embrace of a newly married couple. So, I had a conversation with my grandmother and with her blessing, I took the Mallory name in a different direction. In 1993, I established Mallory's Photography and I chose to specialize in wedding and portrait photography.
Over the past two decades, I have shot hundreds of thousands of images. I have shot everything from scenery, to babies, seniors, couples, large groups, families, special events, sporting events, as well as weddings, weddings, and more weddings. Over the past several years, I have also had the honor of teaming up with several different photographers who have helped me satisfy the demand for Mallory's photographic services. Currently there are three photographers shooting under the Mallory name and soon there will be four. This is going to allow us to provide our customers even better service.
When my grandfather started this business back in the 1950's, he used film cameras, lots of light bulbs, and tons of chemicals to create and provide his customers with a quality product. These days, we have digital cameras and computers to do the same and more. As technology changes, people change. As people change, the demand for different products and services change. With that being said, I am excited to announce that I have recently made yet another change to the family business. Mallory's Photography will now be known as Mallory's Photography and Design. We will still be providing the same excellent customer care and producing the same quality products our customers expect from us, but we will now also be offering specialized services in the design field as well. Such services will include, Photographic Design, Website Design, Graphic Design and Logo Design services.
My grandfather was a classic guy and believed "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". He loved his old school cameras and make shift light systems, but it worked for him and he was able to provide his customers with award winning work. Even though technology is nothing like it used to be back when my grandfather started this business, I am positive that if he were around today, we would both be sitting in his studio, he with one of his old school large format film cameras, and me with one of my Canon EOS digital cameras, and we would both be finding new things to teach each other. I am excited about this new branch of the Mallory's business and looking forward to what it is going to mean for our family name.