You may have seen her on our feeds rocking the latest Ivy Box apparel, but today, we would like to formally introduce you to Ivy Box Ambassador and professional photographer and content creator for businesses, LaTonya McGee! She is a native Memphian, a wife to husband Kevin, and mother of two sons, Landyn and Kevin Jr. She received her bachelors of science degree in management from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS. She became an Alpha woman in 2019 and was initiated into the Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter where she serves on the photography committee.
LaTonya founded Pretty Posh Photography in 2017, and she is currently in the process of transitioning to entrepreneurship full time. Since we have seen first-hand how gifted of a photographer and content creator she is, we wanted to pick her brain on all things visuals.Continue reading to find out a little more about LaTonya and her business and be sure to check out her Pretty Posh Photography website. She loves to photograph sorority events, sorority chapters, bridal showers, weddings, and other lifestyle moments as well as provides imaging for printed goods. Her content creation services include concept research and development, short form video, and product content creation.
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.
How has being an Ivy Box Ambassador allowed you to deepen your connection to the sisterhood, and what do you love most about being an Ambassador?
The Ivy Box Ambassador program has been a blessing to me in many ways. I have admired the sisterhood that is shared between sorority sisters for many years and serving as an Ivy Box Ambassador has amplified my sisterhood experience. I really enjoy connecting with new Sorors on social media while sharing my Ivy Box content. It has also been a pleasure connecting with other ISH Ambassadors. In the role I am able to do the two things I love; create content and serve others.
I love working with a brand that truly lives up to its standards. I will forever be grateful to the Ivy Storehouse for seeing me and hearing me. While I have always enjoyed creating my monthly deliverables for the Ivy Box, it is even more exciting to create for a brand that is the epitome of class, compassion, and sisterhood. I am forever grateful to be connected to such a phenomenal brand!
LaTonya produces beautiful, bright, and cover worthy images and videos. She gives clients a full “Pretty Posh” experience that is one of a kind from beginning to end. Be sure to visit her website to learn more about the photography and creative services she provides.