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 →

Photographer: Sheree PrattLocated In: Charlotte, North Carolina  Well my best friend is from Ivory Coast Africa. She has not been home for over 20 years. She surprised her daughter with a photoshoot for her 9th birthday. And she wanted to incorporate one of the looks from her culture. Let’s Get Social! Website: www.shereepphotography.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/Sheree P. PhotographyInstagram: www.instagram.com/shereep_photographyRead 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. Let’s Get Social!  Website: www.typentecostphotography.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/typentecostphotographyInstagram: www.instagram.com/typentecostRead 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 →

Where are you located/based out of? : Houston, Texas Where did your inspiration for photography begin? : I started off with a fashion blog in college and it grew from there. I used my friends as models and did the hair, makeup and styling myself. As the blog began to grow, people slowly started asking me to take their grad photos and take photos for events on campus. It was then that I discovered I could possibly make a living from this! How would you describe your photography style? : I would describe my style as capturing the Beauty of People and Diversity with aRead More →

My name is Angela Miller, I am the owner of Angela Lauren Company. This Rose Gold and Navy inspired wedding took place in Houston, Texas at the beautiful Ashton Gardens North venue. The gorgeous bride, Tryphena, was stunning with her jeweled veil that had a touch of vintage and the bridesmaids lit up the room with the sparkle in their classic sequins dresses. There was no dry eye in the house as Robert married his beautiful bride! www.angelalauren.coRead More →

Where are you located/based out of? : Washington DC Where did your inspiration for photography begin? : My inspiration for photography began in the dark room. Before the age of digital cameras, I took a photography class and fell in love with the quiet and artistic vibe in the dark room. I hadn’t thought of this until now but it for sure was the peace I found in manually processing images that propelled me into photography. How would you describe your photography style? : When I started, my style was airy and soft. I’m not sure I’ve completely settled on my style, but lately I gravitate toRead More →