I developed an interest in photography at a very early age. My father was a photographer and taught me the basics of photography and film developing in our darkroom. I have very vivid memories of watching the image come to life as the chemicals worked their magic in the darkroom. I was probably around 12 years old when I got my first camera and I’ve been hooked ever since. Later in life I began taking it beyond the hobby stage and started doing some photojournalism work while living in Europe. After returning home I decided to follow my dream of opening a photography studio. My background is in Information Technology and I am a Systems Engineer by day. We operate Chasing the Sun Creative Media on nights and weekends. Our business provides me with a great opportunity to use both my creative and technical skills
Vaida graduated in the top of her class from Vilnius University, Lithuania with a degree in Journalism. Vaida has worked as a Journalist for National TV stations, Magazines and Newspapers in Lithuania. In 2012 she became a best selling author with a book she co-wrote with her friend Gerda Butkuviene titled Titaniko Lietuviai, about Lithuanians aboard the Titanic. She is currently the Operations Manager for an IT firm in Portland, Maine as well as performing many roles at Chasing the Sun Creative Media. From business manager to assistant photographer we keep Vaida very busy.