Essential Images Photography opens

WICHITA — Milt Mounts credits his wife, Amy, for nudging him to finally live his dream of owning a photography business.

“We toyed with the idea for a little bit,” says Mounts, who was marketing director for Alefs Harley-Davidson for more than six years.

He says his wife encouraged him that he “shouldn’t let any more time slip by when there’s a door of opportunity.”

So, after doing photography as a hobby for most of the last decade, Mounts is starting Essential Images Photography.

“My specialty is really going to be anything,” he says. “I’m going to take on any and all assignments.”

That could be portraits, weddings, sporting events, landscaping or anything indoors or outdoors.

“In all honesty, there’s not an assignment I’m going to refuse.”

Mounts has considered some studio space, but for now, he’s going to work out of his home with his wife’s blessing.

“We both walked through that door of opportunity, and we’re going to make this happen.”