Name of business: Michelle Masser Photography
Owner: Michelle Masser
Address: 13110 Orchid Drive, Hagerstown (home-based office and studio)
Opening date: March 15
Products and services: Custom lifestyle portraits, gallery wrap canvases, fine art photography prints, coffee table albums, custom-designed proof boxes and display accordion books.
Market area: Anyone desiring to have their unique life story captured through the medium of photography.
How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I enjoy working with people and wanted the flexibility and creative freedom of owning my own business. I also wish to provide nontraditional photography services that capture life in a timeless, artful style."
Previous business experience: "I have a degree in sociology and worked with people with intellectual disabilities for the past 10 years. I am currently pursuing a second bachelor's degree in photography."