Although Emily Furney may be considered “young” at only 21 years old, her self-proclaimed old soul has surely proven her wisdom is beyond her years. Furney got her DBA and started her photography business, Emily Jane Photography, at just 18 years old. Her interest in photography started when she was a child and would play with her parents’ camera. “It was just a basic point and shoot camera,” she said. “I would do little photo shoots with my friend and I loved it.” After Furney’s father died he passed his camera along to her. Although she doesn’t use it today, she still has it as a memory of that original spark of the first pictures she had ever taken. Furney said she feels joy to know that she is leaving her mark on the world that will be passed down for generations to come.“You go to weddings and a lot of times people have their grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ wedding photos there,” she explained. “And I just think, I’m so happy to be doing this for someone else to see years after I’m gone.” For more information about Emily Jane Photography visit www.emilyjanephotography.org.
Katelyn Sweet is a senior at Central Michigan University studying Integrative Public Relations and Journalism.