Darrylee Cohen is a Phoenix native and the President and Founder of Haute Photography & Videography. Darrylee was recently named one of the top five event photographers in the world, chosen as part of PhotoShelter’s The List, an exclusive selection of top photographers. Learn more about Darrylee Cohen…
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
First job: I worked at a frozen yogurt shop here in Phoenix. My favorite memory from that experience is definitely the free fro yo!
Favorite AZ restaurant: My favorite restaurant is Chelsea’s Kitchen, I love the food and the ambiance. My husband and I love to sit on the patio and enjoy a pitcher of their Sangria.
Person who has impacted your life the most: My husband and my two sons. My husband has been by my side since I was 17 and has helped me raise my two wonderful kids, Larry (17) and Evan (13). My husband motivates me when I am feeling discouraged and he is always the first to recognize my accomplishments.
Your biggest accomplishment in your eyes: My biggest accomplishments would be my amazing family and children and then of course my business, which was recently chosen by PhotoShelter as one of the Top 5 Event Photographer’s in the world.
The biggest obstacle you have overcome: Balancing family and running a business.
Someone who inspires you: My Dad – he always taught me to be grateful and to appreciate the little things in life.
Favorite quote: “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened” – Roger Moore (My Dad).
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Learn about the business side of photography. You can be an amazingly talented photographer but you will need to know how to run a business. Also, take every chance you get to gain experience and practice your art – you can never stop improving!
What makes someone fabulous: A positive attitude and a smile go a long way! I think the most fabulous people are those who dedicate their lives to helping others.
Learn more about Darrylee’s business Haute Photography & Videography at hautephotovideo.com.