About

16444928164_a8046d1da6_kABOUT ME

Hello friends! My name is Amy Scroggin. Some people call me Scrogg Dog because of my slightly unhealthy obsession with dogs, but I’ll leave that up to you. I am a native South Floridian and am currently living in Durham, NC while pursuing a masters at Duke Divinity School. Essentially…I want to be a lady pastor. Not like a pastor for just ladies. A pastor who happens to be a lady, and that’s awesome.

Upon entering Divinity School, I never intended on doing free-lance design and photography work. You see, I actually majored in Advertising and Public Relations, but with a few encouraging mentors, a pre-quarter life crisis, and some divine intervention, I ended up in seminary. I am lucky that somehow my appreciation for the visual arts and intrigue of theological nerdy things seem to intersect. Essentially… my Div. School friends are in the market for a cheap but good photographer (Head shots, event photography, engagement shoots, church logos, etc.). And I’m that gal! I also have the breathtaking Duke Gardens practically in my backyard.

MY PHILOSOPHY

Nothing brings my heart and eyes pain more than a poorly designed church website. I have come to learn that while we are called to proclaim the Gospel with word and mouth, I think God has called us to co-create beauty. I believe well thought out design work can preach a visual Gospel. My sincere hope is to narrate lovely and messy human stories through photography and design. Right now, I am doing a lot of engagement photoshoots (tis the season), but I also enjoy doing website design, head shots, business cards, style guides, and layout.

THINGS I LOVE, KNOW, AND OR BELIEVE:

  • Have I mentioned dogs yet?
  • Some good Cuban food. Particularly made by my grandmother
  • Coffee to get the creative juices flowing (well…more like milk with a splash of coffee)
  • Gender + Latin American studies + Theology = mujerista theology
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Empowering female leadership in ministry
  • Cleverly themed parties
  • Roadtrips + Travel
  • Heart to hearts
  • Cheesy yet inspirational quotes

 

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”

-Mary Oliver