Featured Friday | Eden Bliss Images

This week’s featured photographer is Brittany, from Eden Bliss Images
Check out her interview!

What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer?
I’d have to say my love for photography started at a young age. I would sit in my living room and pull out album after album from the bookshelf. The living room would always end up looking like a tornado ripped through it. My mother never understood my fascination for the images. I believe it had a lot to do with recreating the memories or creating my own by looking at them.

I carried this “interest” into my relationship. When I met my husband I began documenting every occasion of ours on film. Of course I never imagined that he would be who I called ‘husband’ one day, but by capturing every occasion on film, I captured our love story. He is truly my knight in shining armor, and he has given me the life I never though was possible. Every day is a new chapter in our lives and I never want to forget our memories. Now I can sit back and watch our story unfold through the images, one by one. Through these images I will be able to share that amazing love story with my children, and generations to come. Having that for myself, I want and find a sense of happiness doing so for others.

How would you describe your photography style?
It has taken a long time to decide on my style. I find that I want my images to last decades. As we all know trends fade, and I don’t want that to be the case for my clients photography. The images in their frames should be there through the many decor changes they make. My style is clean, fresh, and free. When capturing a child, or couple even, I want to capture who they are. THAT makes the memory after all.

What kind of camera do you shoot with?
I have two bodies. They are both Canon Mark 5D’s with one being the Mark 3 & the other being the orginal EOS.

What is your favorite lens?
My favorite lens is the nifty fifty. I do not go anywhere with it! As much as I would love to use other lenses, I find that my fifty never comes off my camera.

What are a few things you wish you would have known when starting your own business?
Wow! How long can this excerpt be? haha

When I decided to be a photographer I learned one thing-you are on your own! Once I realized this, I opened the books and spent hours upon hours learning the craft. I then spent more hours going outside and practicing on any subject available. I, like many didn’t realize what it takes to create an amazing image. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I knew that it was what I loved and I wanted it!

It’s amazing how much photography gear costs! Pretty sure my husband has wanted to beat me a few times for how much I spent. I’m lucky he really loves me! 😉

Last, but not least I wish someone would have told me that owning your own business takes your life. I spend about every hour of every day working. If I am not emailing someone, marketing myself, shooting, editing, blogging, logging expenses, or downloading images, more than likely I am being a wife and cooking dinner for my husband. If photography isn’t something you love and don’t care to eat and breathe it, don’t do it! Luckily, I LOVE my job!

What do you find is the best way to promote your photography business?
What is the best way?!? It seems I learn something new EVERY day. The best way to promote your business is by word of mouth. Once you please a client they will refer you to friends and family.

What tip would you give aspiring photographers?
When others ask about owning your own photography business I tell them the truth. It’s hard work! If you love it, don’t give up. You will have your ups, and you will most definitely have your days. If it’s something you desperately want-YOU CAN”T GIVE UP! Work hard, study as much as possible, and keep learning. Never stop learning because in photography there is sooo much to learn.

What is your favorite photography quote?
“ Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. – Imogen Cunningham

This quote inspires me to never quit or give up on bettering myself. I don’t believe photography is something you can master. There is always something that could be better-which I love!

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