How did you get into photography, and what made you fall in love with it?
My first memorable experiences with photography occurred in my twenties when I worked as a model. A few years later, I decided I wanted to experience photography from a different perspective. I experimented with several different types of photography and as time progressed, I noticed my skills improving. As my skills improved, friends started to request I provide photography coverage for several events including baby showers, birthday celebrations, weddings, etc. After working to develop my skills and volunteering my services for a few years, I decided to formally offer photography services and Pretty Posh Photography was established.
What really made me fall in love with photography was when I learned how to use it to empower and uplift my clients. When I am hired to serve as a photographer, I make it my mission is to provide a “Pretty Posh” experience that makes my clients feel and look their absolute best.
What type of photography do you specialize in?
While I offer several different types of photography, I would say my specialty is lifestyle portrait photography. My signature style infuses my love for fashion and photography and results in producing bright, colorful, and magazine worthy images.
What do you think makes a great photographer?
Personally, I believe becoming a great photographer is a continuous process. At the very least, I believe a great photographer is a photographer that is creative, curious, and consistent. Trends are constantly changing in the world of photography. However, a great photographer stays on top of the trends within the industry and is always working to learn a new skill or technique to perfect their craft.
What is your favorite photograph and how do you know you’ve captured a great shot?
My favorite photograph is from my family’s 2019 Christmas photos. My husband captured a beautiful moment between my sons and I, and when the photo tells a story, then I know I’ve captured a great shot.
Who are your favorite people to photograph and/or favorite moments to photograph?
My favorite people to photograph are the people that run away from the camera. Usually, these people feel they can never take a good photo. It brings so much joy to my heart to capture the subject in a way that makes them feel and look their best.
I truly enjoy capturing candid moments and raw emotion, and this may be why I love providing event photography coverage. When providing the Pretty Posh event photography experience, I am intentional about the types of shots I capture, and I aim to deliver a gallery that leaves viewers wishing that they were in attendance.