BBW Member interview with: Malka Ahmed, Fine Art Newborn and Maternity Photographer

BBW Member interview with: Malka Ahmed, Fine Art Newborn and Maternity Photographer

What is your name and occupation?

Malka Ahmed, fine art newborn and maternity photographer

What is your instagram handle?

@malka_Ahmed_photography

How long have you been a Boston Business Women’s Member?

Less than a year.

Were you born and raised in Boston? If not, what brought you here?

I moved to Boston for love when I married my husband over twelve years ago. I also went to College here and fell in love with all this city has to offer. I now have two children and plan to raise them here because I love it so much.

Tell us more about your job or company and what led you to your career?

I didn't find photography, photography found me. I studied English literature and creative writing in college and my goal was to become a published author. But I graduated during the recession and it was not an ideal time for artists, so I settled for a 9-5 job that provided an income but offered zero creativity. As an artist I was always drawn to photography, but I never had a purpose to photograph. So when my daughter was born a few years later I was provided with an adorable (and willing) model at all times and so I found my calling - capturing my daughter's ever changing childhood with timeless photographs is the heart of why I do what I do. Six years later, I now own a boutique photography studio in Peabody, MA where I specialize in fine art newborn and maternity portraits.

What would your clients say about you and your company?

``She offers an amazing experience and beautiful portraits that we will enjoy and love for years to come``

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.

What’s your favorite book?

As a writer it's like you're asking me if I have a favorite child!

What’s your secret weapon?

I have a large calendar on my fridge that we call Command Central because it helps us stay organized. Each member has their own marker color so we can visually see who has what going on each day during the month. We are so organized as a family unit and for my business it really helps see how busy I'll be for the month!

What advice would you give to your younger self?

You live only once, be brave.

What is something that not many people know about you?

I'm a published author and write under a pen name ūüėČ

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Thank you so much Malka for sharing with us!

Wish to become a member? We’d¬†LOVE¬†to officially invite you to join the inner circle of the¬†Boston Business Women organization!¬†Whether you are starting a new business or looking to advance your career, Boston Business Women (BBW) is the place to be for working women¬†and women business owners who want to connect, learn and¬†grow personally and professionally.Check out all the BBW Member Perks and invest in yourself today!

 

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