HI THERE! My name is Ariana Frances Fondry Wammer and I am a native Vermonter. I have lived in Vermont my entire life and I love it here! I love the people, I love the summer by the lake, I love the crisp falls and the snowy winters. When I am not out on location you can probably find me at my house in Westford with my husband, Erik and two cats, Mignon and Nisse. I like playing sports as well. In the summer months I am not only busy shooting weddings but on the week nights you can find me on the soccer, softball and frisbee fields! During the winter months I also enjoy basketball and indoor soccer.
WHERE DOES THE NAME THE PHOTO FOUNDRY COME FROM?
Interesting question- I had quite the debate when trying to decide what my business name would be. I wanted to be original, I wanted it to represent me, and I wanted people to recognize it. So instead of going with Ariana Wammer Photography I chose The Photo Foundry. This name has a couple of explanations: first, my maiden name was Fondry – so this was a play off my maiden name. Second, a foundry is the casting or creation of metals so by naming my business The Photo Foundry it would mean the creation of photos!
MY LOVE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY.
It all started in college. I took a black and white film class where we had to develop the photos in a dark room ourselves. If there ever was a best way to learn how to become a photographer I think participating in one of these classes would be it. In this digital day and age, many people go about snapping a million images and are bound to catch a good moment. However, with film you have to be more deliberate in your shot, make sure everything is exposed and set up properly – there is a lot more to think about before you press the button. This experience in my Saint Michael’s College photography class was what helped me develop my ‘eye’ for photos. Everyone has a certain style to their shots and what I see could be very different from someone else, and that’s what makes photography great!