“I’m all self-taught throughout the entire process over the five years,” said Cohen. “I watched YouTube videos and tutorials and mostly learned through experience.”
Cohen said he realized that during the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of families were financially impacted. He felt that he could help by providing a simple gift for families this season.
In a Facebook post, Cohen reached out to families having a tough time, offering them a free family portrait.
“I’ve done one so far, got five more booked right now,” he said. “I had a lady reach out about doing a wedding possibly. I said yeah, I’ll help her out. I like to help out as much as I can.”
He paid for all of the equipment by doing small jobs here and there, even working in a restaurant to save money to buy his camera. All that hard work has paid off for Cohen he has his own photography business and website.