I loved the process of naming my children. So much, in fact, that I made it last as long as possible. None were named until after they were birthed and one was getting loaded into her car seat to leave the hospital when we finally settled on one. When I meet my newborns, I love to also hear what middle name was selected and if there are any stories or family legacies that are involved in the names chosen.
When it came time to name my Maryland business, it was just as joyful – and lengthy. I wanted to make sure whatever I chose represented my business well but also paid tribute to everyone who was responsible for making it come to life. That involved my family, children, friends, and clients.
I am often asked how many people work for my “ and company”. Up until the amazing Brittany (my assistant) came to help, it was just me.
So why ‘& co.’?
In my mind, it takes a village. There is no way I could take 100% credit for what I do. This journey began very long ago, taking my parents support through getting my degree, my son for driving me to receive it with honors, my husband for letting me spread my wings, my friends and family who have supported me, and my clients who believed in me so much to allow me to keep my business open throughout the years.
& co. is there to recognize you. Thank YOU. You are just as much a part of this and I wouldn’t be here without you. - Teresa
Teresa Robertson is a Photography-degree, award-winning, published Photographer specializing in all things women & birth. Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Children, or Family, she proudly serves multiple locations, including D.C., Atlanta, Michigan, Orlando, and Oahu. Her Fine Art series ‘Mele Ma’i: Procreation Chants’ can be found here. For information on Bereavement Photography, please visit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep