It’s been a LONG TIME since I’ve done an Ask Amy post!
This is still a rather new thing and I am slowly collecting questions to answer on this space (so if you have some, comment below, shoot them to me on instagram, or even send me an email: email@example.com).
Many of you know, or maybe don’t know, that I’m aside from blogging I am also a professional photographer. A Love Photography is such a fun space for me to capture the beauty of others in a way that will last a lifetime. I specialize in woman portraiture (boudoir, creative sessions, milestones, just-because) and couples.
I got my first camera second hand back in 2009 I think. I actually bought it off someone who was a professional photographer and was giving a really good deal for it. I remember carrying it with me EVERYWHERE and taking pictures of EVERYTHING, and I really do mean everything. I’ve always had an eye for the artistic things and I started having people tell me that I was taking some good photos and to keep practicing. The more I practiced the more I realized I really loved capturing the stories of others in portrait work. There is something SO AMAZING about setting up the scene and then letting the story unfold in front of a camera.
I am a natural-light photographer and I am still always learning SO MUCH. My editing style has changed at least 10x in the last 10 years, I still don’t know how to properly work all my camera functions (in fact, I basically shoot my sessions by feel, which is NOT what most photographers would recommend haha), and I still get super nervous before every session.
I have done a handful of weddings and while I love LOVE, I prefer elopements and am hoping to branch into that if someone wants to hire me for their wedding. I no longer do many family sessions as it’s not my passion.
I’ve honed in on the fact that I truly, TRULY, love capturing the fierce beauty of women and the absolute stunning love of couples. I specialize in Boudoir photography and as well as “Women in dresses” HA! That’s the best way I can explain it. Everywhere I go I find myself thinking “Gosh this spot would be gorgeous if I had a girl in a dress here.”
With all the moving we’ve been doing in the last two years (Navy spouse here!), I’ve found that getting clients in each location has been a challenge. It’s really, REALLY hard to market yourself to an area when you know no-one or nothing about it. 🙂 BUT which each move under my belt I’ve met some amazing people who turned into clients and I am truly so blessed to have captured a time in their life they can hold on to forever.
This year, 2019, I’m hoping to capture more fierce, courageous, and strong women. I hope to be a fly on the wall for couples who want to have their love shine through some images. I want to get in the water more (seriously, I LOVE water sessions), travel more, and get to know each person and their stories!
Interested in booking a session?
Head on over to my photography contact page and shoot me an email! I would LOVE to chat more about setting something up. I’m currently based in Charleston, SC but will travel anywhere!
If you have any questions for my “Ask Amy” series feel free to drop them below in a comment, send me an email, or even shout out to me on Instagram!
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