Couple has grown companyin past seven years
Brooks Photography opened for business in September 2007.The studio is owned and operated husband-and-wife team Michael Ancir CPP, and Kathy Brooks. The business has grown in the last seven years and is now in its third studio location.
Brooks Photography’s mission states: “To provide our clients with an unsurpassed professional portrait experience and hand crafted wall portraits.”
What inspired the couple to go into business was that they saw a large gap in the market locally. They wanted to provide people in Las Cruces with something that did not exist and would otherwise have to travel out of the state to receive the services.
The business’ purpose is to tell the stories of children and families of the great city of Las Cruces for generations to come.
Brooks Photography specializes in milestone wall portraits that are unique to their clients’ style and personality.
“We also have our own professional photographic lab in studio,” Ancira said. “Our beautiful historic downtown studio and gallery are as unique as it gets. Lastly being a certified professional photographer is the mark of excellence, it enables us to truly create unique works of art for our clients.”
In the future, the couple wold like to see their business grow and achieve their business goals. Ancira said,“More importantly it will provide Kathy and I with the character to achieve charity work that we have been planning for years. “They plan to grow thier studio into a powerhouse in the tri-state area.”
To keep their completive edge, like in any business or professional field, it is their continuing education that keeps them ahead of their competitors.
“We never stop learning, creating and upgrading our business. We strive to make our client experience very personal and meaningful. We simply offer an experience like no one else,” Ancira said.
“Dream big and plan even bigger. Planning is the sole reason for our success,” he said. “Most people think of photographers as amateurs or hobbyists. Be true to yourself and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. Be the trend setter.”
Brooks Photography truly loves what they do and believe it shows in every part of their artwork. “With certification, experience, our downtown studio and gallery, think Brooks Photography when thinking of your child’s next portrait,” Ancira said.