Working in the same place every day has never been my thing.
I could never be satisfied with driving the same route, doing the same job, and living that type of "Groundhog Day" life. Sure, I've punched the clock in service jobs, desk jobs, marketing jobs, and have worked for a variety of photography companies who produce the same thing, day in and day out, with no control over the process, but I simply used those experiences as stepping stones to build my own business.
I've learned a thing or two from every experience I've had in the photography industry. Years of working for a national school portrait company, years of covering fast paced, high-volume events photographing sometimes over 1,000 subjects in a single day, and challenging my skills in a new environment daily has trained me for the marathon that is running my own business and photographing dozens of people in a few short hours.
Now, I get to do things my way.
I refuse to "niche down"
Some of my colleagues photograph weddings exclusively. Some only take pictures of food. I have spent my career studying people, learning the psychology of angry toddlers, swaying and soothing the newborns, and identifying what I love the most about this job, which is taking a fraction of a second to capture a moment that is going to be treasured by generations. It involves a little more than that, but you get the idea.
The concept of locking down a niche in the photography world has come about from the need to have a hyper focused target-market so that you don't have to spend as much time marketing in order to make the most return on your investment (ROI). For me, the ROI is the emotion in a mother's face when she sees that I got her rowdy 2 year old to smile while looking at the camera at the same time her 7 year old brother did. The ROI is in seeing my clients' profile photos change over to their favorite from their most recent session.
the other side of the photography spectrum
Every one of my clients is unique - but we're all human
The dichotomy of topics in this one post are a reminder that I really like to shake things up. On the opposite end of the spectrum I've got another big announcement to make about a new offering for my clients. Beware, beyond this point is some seriously sexy stuff.
Every single one of my clients has a unique and multi-faceted life. The mother who wants to capture her infant's milestones has a warrior's body to highlight. The bride or groom to be whose engagement session caught their best side also sometimes wants their best side to be captured with the lingerie they've picked up for their partners' delight on their wedding night. The recently single client who did a divorce photo session wants to make their former partners green with envy and show the world they're not holding back.
finding ways to empower my clients
The overwhelming response I received to my model call for boudoir sessions served to prove to me that there is still very much a need for boudoir photographers in the tri-state area. I hope you'll allow me to help you feel comfortable in your own skin and highlight the sexy side of your very human nature.