I’ve been Target’s photographer for nearly 10 years now. The first time I met Dr. Matthew Ramsey, he treated my husband and I to dinner at the Target Community & Educational Services Spring Gala (which I work every year, but it was nice to have dinner too!). It was then and there that we decided we really like this guy and we became fast friends!
A few months into Matt’s new role, he reached out for new headshots. We had him to our home and created an small variety of portraits to fit his needs. I often have clients to the house when it’s more one-on-one service and fairly relaxed needs. My studio set-up allows me to squeeze into tight spaces… not just at my home, but at client’s offices as well.
After Matt’s “professional portraits” were complete, we took some more casual shots. I love the portrait below, showing off some of Matt’s personality with a glimpse at his sleeves. We also were eager to meet a special someone, who joined him. Since it was a beautiful day, we stepped into our backyard garden to take a little couple’s portrait.
Target Community & Educational Services empowers individuals with disabilities to live full and productive lives. And they have some of the sweetest fun clients you could imagine! Their full range of customized services in Carroll and Montgomery Counties include community living in our homes and Apartment Program, employment services, educational and life-skills training, Day Habilitation services, post-secondary education training, and Autism Waiver Service Coordination.
Target also boasts a Graduate Program in partnership with McDaniel College; a Master’s Degree Program in Human Services Management (HSM). This program is NO JOKE. Participants literally receive full tuition, a stipend, a place to live, work experience while taking the program, and a salary. If you know anyone looking to get into the HSM field, definitely send them to Target.