Peterborough-based freelance portrait/product photographer Samantha Moss is a local star on the rise with her growing list of editorial and commercial clients. "This time last year I still felt I hadn’t earned the right to call myself a photographer—I was just a person who liked taking pictures," Moss tells PTBOCanada.
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But over the past year, much has changed. Her client base and profile in the community has steadily risen.
"I have had the opportunity to work with some incredible local talent and businesses," Moss tells PTBOCanada. "Getting involved and networking with groups such as FastStart, The Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster, and Arthur: Independent Press has opened so many doors for me."
Jill Stavely cover shoot for Arthur News
"Fierce" Promo shoot for charity fashion show for Trent fashion
"I don’t think I can really put to words just how much my Peterborough 'family' has helped me," says Moss, who is often seen covering local events. "I never would have had the courage to start a business or even known where to start without organizations like FastStart!"
Moss will be graduating in Spring from Trent University where she studied Media Studies, and has made roots here since moving here 6 years ago. She has found her calling in photography and photojournalism and plans to grow her business from right here in Peterborough.
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"There are so many interesting people doing exciting things in Peterborough and I want to help them with my photography," Moss tells PTBOCanada. "I want to give the movers and shakers a chance to tell their story through photos and personalized branding."
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