About me. Why I want to be your photographer for life.
Hi. My name is Pam and I am a IT geek. Well not so much anymore. I tell people I am a photographer living in an IT professional’s body. Rewind to 7 years ago. I was pregnant with my second child, furiously studying for my Microsoft Certification (Go NT 4.0!!!) and trying to run with the big dogs in network engineering. I was the only female on a server team of good ‘ol boys. It was an awesome job– except being on call 24/7 which isn’t necessarily the best part while trying to exclusively breastfeed your child. Anyhow, my passion for being a computer person started to dwindle as my kids were getting older. Ironically, my company thought outsourcing was the way to go and I had my life change overnight. Well, actually I had about 6 months of coming to work and not doing any projects until the magic day I was let go. While my co workers were attending relocation courses and trying to get jobs elsewhere it occurred to me that I just didn’t want to work for anyone but myself. In 2004 Pam Biasotti Photography was officially born and launched. Of course, living in the Bay Area means your mortgage payment is more than some people’s salaries in po-dunk USA, so I worried about letting go of my IT world. The day I was let go from my position, I was hired back to contract for a few years and eventually employed by the outsourcing company that cost me my job in the first place. At least that hushed my husband up and we could afford to feed the kids and support his Oakland A’s addiction.Here’s the thing. My passion is photographing people and telling their stories through images that invoke every emotion you can name. This might sound strange, but if I can make a parent cry by looking at the beauty of their child–if I can capture the spirit or persona of my subject and document these moments–my job is done. There has been nothing and I mean nothing that motivates me more than my camera. I live, breathe, eat, think photography 24/7. And that’s the kind of 24/7 I don’t mind doing. It’s a way of life and I will love it forever. I have been in love with my passion since the age of 15 and should have just blown off getting my four year degree and all those years searching for the right career. But then again, things happen for a reason and those 2 boys that give me gray hair prematurely wouldn’t have happened if I had done things differently. So, maybe I needed to come full circle to get back to what I think life should be all about.That’s me. If you have made it this far you deserve a candy bar or something.
DO YOU LIKE MY WRINKLED PANTS? I don’t do the ironing thing. Nope. Nada. Too bad. Sorry. NUH UH.