Crestview photographer turns hobby into a career

Published: Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

And these days, he's toting a more sophisticated Canon EOS 50D digital SLR camera.

Since Dale Riley Photography opened earlier this month, serving roughly four customers each day, he's had to bring in an assistant to handle the day-to-day operations.

"It has definitely shot off," he said. "Things are too crazy."

'I have been very blessed'

Riley said he "does it all," photographing families, portraits and newborns. He said capturing their moments is special.

"Through my photography career, I have met so many different (types) of people," he said. "It's really cool that people are coming to me wanting to take pictures that document their life."  

As for the future, Riley plans to one day expand his business and offer wedding planning services.

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