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Capturing Sweet Moments

June 27, 2013

TaeLynne Graper has an eye and talent for photography that only exists in those that have a passion for it. TaeLynne, a self-taught photographer, has continually sought ways to challenge herself and improve her skills and talent as photographer. 

Graper Photography

 

Owner/Managers: TaeLynne Graper

Nature of Business: Newborn, Children, Family Portraits

City: San Angelo, TX

SBDC Business Advisor: James Leavelle

 

TaeLynne Graper has an eye and talent for photography that only exists in those that have a passion for it. TaeLynne, a self-taught photographer, has continually sought ways to challenge herself and improve her skills and talent as photographer. 

Having reached a level of skill where she felt comfortable starting her business, TaeLynne came to the Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center and met with James Leavelle to learn all that she could about opening her own business. She had already begun shooting photos of models and families and felt it was time to start earning money from it.

James worked with TaeLynn and showed her how to establish her legal structure, get her Employer ID Number, and her Sales and Use Tax Certificate. Together, they worked to increase and improve her online digital footprint to help build brand recognition. TaeLynne says, “The SBDC gave me the resources to start my business and increase my presence on the Web.”

Graper Photography is now open and booking appointments! TaeLynne offers a variety of packages and looks forward to shooting senior pictures, babies, and families taking advantage of the numerous photogenic areas and venues of San Angelo.

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James Leavelle

  • Jessica Lambert

    James Leavelle

    Business Development Specialist
    james.leavelle@angelo.edu

    James joined the SBDC in November 2011 as a Business Development Specialist.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and completed his MBA from Angelo State University in December 2011. After a career in the United States Air Force, James has owned and managed a floorcovering business.  Additionally, he has been a store manager and a multi-unit manager in the convenience store industry.  He further utilized that retail management experience training store management and staff for a large convenience store chain.   While his career has led him to multiple parts of the world, San Angelo has become home for him and his family.