When Rocky Branch Elementary School teacher Kendra Skinner is not behind a desk teaching first graders, she is behind a camera lens photographing area families’ most special moments.
Skinner and her sister, Bri Meek, operate Two Sisters Photography, a family-focused portrait photography business. When Meek, who is seven years younger than her sister, is not taking pictures, she is studying to become a teacher. She is completing the final semester to attain a bachelor’s degree in education at the University of North Georgia. Both sisters graduated from high school in Barrow County.
They’ve both fostered an interest in photography since their childhoods.
“When we were kids, anytime we’d go on trips, the number one thing I’d always put on my packing list was a disposable camera,” Skinner said. “My mom would always go to Walmart, Target or wherever and get one.”
Meek always looked up to her sister and wanted to follow in her footsteps. She also took pictures during family trips, although she admits she’s “come a long way” since her frenzied photos of random fish at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Before 2018, the sisters would photograph close family and friends upon request. Eventually, people began asking how much the duo would charge for their efforts.
Three years ago, they opened their individual and family portrait services to more customers.