Featured Friday | Kelly Sarah Photography

This week’s featured photographer is Kelly, from Kelly Sarah Photography 
Check out her interview!

What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer?
When I was a little girl, I used to get a magazine called “Clubhouse Jr.” Each month they highlighted a different career, and one week it was a photographer. She talked about getting different perspectives in photographs, and right after, I grabbed a disposable camera and went outside and lay down underneath a tree to take pictures from an ants perspective. Since then, I’ve been fascinated by photography–I love designing and exposing the raw beauty and emotion in different situations–and that gasp when the client sees their first photo.

How would you describe your photography style?
Fun, light & airy, gorgeous!

What kind of camera do you shoot with?
Canon Rebel T3i

What is your favorite lens?
50 mm f/1.8….so far!

What are a few things you wish you would have known when starting your own business?
I wish that I had known that it’s so okay to make mistakes!! They are the biggest learning block I could possibly use 🙂 That, and my clients really love it when I bust out some dance moves mid-sesh. Genuine laughs guaranteed!

Also, I’ve learned that I love adding homemade touches wherever possible–cookies, packaging, even props!

What do you find is the best way to promote your photography business?
Word of mouth has been the best possible. A photography mentor once told me “underpromise and overdeliver”, and that has been an invaluable motto for me.

What is your most favorite photo you have ever taken and why?
An engagement photo I took: the bride to be is holding onto her man’s jacket, and pulling him in for a kiss. Their noses are just barely brushing and the light is streaming through between their mouths. Ah! It makes me feel in love just looking at it.

What tip would you give aspiring photographers?
Practice and learn constantly. Even on weeks that I didn’t have shoots scheduled, I would assign myself projects. Want to get into bridal photography, but have no weddings? Pull out a ring, bouquet of flowers, or even a dress, and practice focus, lighting, angles etc. The more you practice, the more natural you will feel on the big day!

What is your favorite photography quote?
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” – Matt Hardy

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