Posted on 11/9/13
By Lee Coleman
To hear Kacy Forest of PLC Photography tell it, good things come to those who are patient.
After graduating from the University of North Dakota, Forest, a native of Langdon, had a chance to purchase Gayler’s Photography in Grand Forks.
Thinking she was too young and wanting to experience life after college, Forest passed on the opportunity, today calling her decision a big regret.
But alas, seven years ago, Peggy Lynn Carlson sold her PLC studio to Forest, helping her realize a second chance of owning her own studio.
Today, Forest says the journey has been worth it.
“It has been a busy journey for sure,” she said. “The beginning of the year used to be the down time but fortunately, it has gotten busy and tends to stay that way all year because of the small community we live in.
“I’m able to shoot a variety of photos.”
As PLC continues to grow, so does Forest. In recent years, the studio added canvas portraits that are ready to be hung when they come in.
“I didn’t sell them in the beginning but people are loving them now,” Forest explained. “They are a lot of fun and I enjoy seeing the look on people’s faces when they are picked up.”
Forest accepts customers by appointment only but said she can be flexible, if the need, and the time, allows for it. PLC is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Forest is gearing up for what she expects to be a busy holiday season.
“It is my busiest time of the year,” she said. “We do a lot of Christmas cards and there is still time for people to get their orders in but people tend to wait until crunch time.”
This year, Forest said she has 14 new Christmas card versions to use, “I do about 80 percent of the cards myself,” she said. “They are all different.
“I love photography. I love making people smile. Every time I have a customer, I ask them if they had fun during the shoot.
“That’s my angle. I don’t want people to be nervous. In the end, they all leave with a smile.
“I love having my business in my hometown.”
To make an appointment, call Kacy Forest at 256-3800.