As of March 1, 2012, Parish Photography belongs to Jenna-Beth Lyde. We hammered out an agreement for the transfer of ownership of my 48 year old organization.
Parish Photography was started in 1964. I had just graduated from Trinity and had completed my service in the Army. I thought I would take a few pictures until I figured out which bank I was going to work for….since my major was “Commercial Banking.”
My uncle, George Parish, joined with me and we became so busy that I didn’t have time to worry about working for a bank. Our studio was at 5021 Broadway for more than 20 years. Then my uncle retired and I moved the studio to 7701 Broadway where the rent was lower!
I met Jenna-Beth at an Alamo Heights Chamber meeting a couple of years ago. She had just graduated from Trinity University. She came to work for me and after a short time, I was doing everything she told me to do! She has great ideas and lots of energy. So we just worked out a deal where she would own Parish Photography and I could work for her.
Now, I can come to work late! We do weddings together….Jenna-Beth does all the modern things that brides love and I do all the old fashioned things that the parents love. What a great deal for everybody!