Where are you located/based out of? : Las Cruces, New Mexico Where did your inspiration for photography begin?: I’ve just always been the person with a camera. I think I asked my parents for my first camera in elementary school. I just loved that I could freeze memories in time. I was a military kid, so it was important to me to always take photos of my friends, because I knew eventually that would be all I had to remember them by (due to relocating). When digital photography became a thing, I really got into it. Taking photos with no restrictions on film and processing wasRead More →

Where are you located/based out of? : Atlanta, GA  Where did your inspiration for photography begin?: My inspiration for photography started 7 years ago when I lost my mother and as I was making her funeral arrangements realized I didn’t have very many images of her at all and none were professional quality images. It made me sad that I would have to use a cellphone photo of my mother at her funeral. At that moment I wanted to help make sure that I used my talents to help other people get amazing photos of their family and friends.   How would you describe yourRead More →

Photographer: Donna FrazierLocated in: Rosenberg, Texas This was my very first boudoir session, part of a marathon. I was so nervous, but over prepared. I brought every piece of equipment and props to the hotel where we shot the session. My model is a very talented HMUA, with a big personality. I was surprised how shy she was initially and uncomfortable with her body. I thought she was beautiful. Then she changed into her outfits and makeup…WOW! I let her know how hot she looked and it was on like Donkey Kong! She absolutely ROCKED her session! She is my ideal client. She showed up, showed outRead More →

Where are you located/based out of? : Orlando, Florida Where did your inspiration for photography begin? : I’ve been inspired by visual arts since I was little. How would you describe your photography style? : Bold. Natural. Timeless. Did you study photography in school or are you self taught?: Self-taught What is a good lesson you have learned this year in photography or your business?: Staying in my own lane and believing in myself. I never find validation in others, but people will always have an opinion. I’m glad that I am ground and have solid core relationships that hold a lot of value. When itRead More →

Lisa Haynes of Charmed Life Photography is hosting an aquatic bridal styled shoot in Fredericksburg, VA on March 4th. This styled shoot will be held completely underwater! The theme is modern Greek mythology. She will have a bridal setup, details, florals, a stylized tablescape, and multiple other shooting stations. It is open to photographers and they will need some sort of underwater gear to participate. We will be in 4ft – 7ft of water. More details are here: https://www.charmedlifephotography.com/aquatic-styled-shoot Lisa Haynes Charmed Life PhotographyRead More →

Photographer: Tyrenda PentecostLocated in: California This session was for one of my upcoming weddings and they have never had professional images taken together. They are planning an engagement session in the spring but wanted to get comfortable prior to their engagement session so scheduled a holiday mini session and I really couldn’t be more pleased, they are seriously a fun couple and so sweet and caring for one another.Read More →

Photographer: Carissa GlantonLocated in: Jacksonville, Florida Who doesn’t love a fun sleepover? This themed photoshoot truly seems like it was a party from start to finish. Here is what Carissa had to say.  My favorite thing about this shoot was setting the scene! My client had the vision of a slumber party photo session and I wanted to bring it to life! I was considering a blowup mattress but space wise it just was not practical. So 15 mins prior to the shoot it dawned on me that I could use my round ottoman as a small bed and build around it! The shoot went amazing andRead More →

Photographer: Deanna S Reid Located in: Phoenix Arizona  Here is some background insight on this editorial shoot and what inspired Deanna to create such beautiful work.  Being in the desert I began to feel dry. I was thirsty for culture and a sisterhood that I was used to back east. So I went on a hunt to find dope people of color in Phoenix, Arizona. On my quest, I connected with two of the dopest creatives in Arizona… Makeup artist Jalia Pettis and Natural Hair stylist Vela Davis. Both these women have inspired and encouraged me in my business as a photographer. When we work together,Read More →

My name is Nitashia Johnson and I’m a photographer based in Dallas, Texas. For the last year, I’ve been working on a book about Self Love for Women of Color.  The project was created to combat the harsh stereotypes associated with the black community.  When I started experimenting with the project, I had originally planned only to photograph women with natural hair. As it progressed, I felt that it would be vital to include written content and allow the women to express themselves and give their opinions and experiences on topics such as colorism, self-love, and racism.  I’d like to share with you an excerpt from Tylah’s story:Read More →