Featured Friday | Teresa Marie Photography

This week’s featured photographer is Teresa, from Teresa Marie Photography 
Check out her interview!

What made you decide you wanted to be a photographer?
Ahhh.. my children! After 10 long years of trying to conceive a baby after my first, I got pregnant with #2 and I needed to document it! I always loved photography and was in between jobs.. my SO encouraged me to take a leap.. I did and it paid off. I have the best job in the world (next to being a mom, of course).

How would you describe your photography style?
I’m all about lifestyle photography. I love going into a clients home and capturing them baking cookies or playing board games. I live for that.. but I also do what pays the bills… fields, sunflares, poses, beautiful photography too.

What kind of camera do you shoot with?
7D & 5D M2

What is your favorite lens?
40mm pancake right now!

What are a few things you wish you would have known when starting your own business?
1. Taxes
2. That it takes a LONG time to build a portfolio
3. That is takes an even longer time to build a website 🙂
4. This is an art. It’s hard to try to sell my art – that is still a hard one for me.

What do you find is the best way to promote your photography business?
Social media and referrals FOR SURE!

What is your most favorite photo you have ever taken and why?
Ahhh… this maternity client wanted to take her photos at the spot her husband proposed. The light was perfect, she was stunning… everything worked.

What tip would you give aspiring photographers?
They must get out there and figure stuff out! It is so important if you want to succeed to get out there and get your hands dirty (so to speak… sorta). You need to find your own perfect locations, know your camera inside and out (and shoot on MANUAL!), network with local photogs (they aren’t the enemy!) and get an accountant!

What is your favorite photography quote?
A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people. Annie Leibovitz

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