Business Name: Art Photography
Name: Adriane Thompson
Location: Surprise, AZ
Website: ART Photography
Facebook: ART Photography
|Tell us about yourself and your business.
Hi! My name is Adriane and I own ART Photography. This is my first year I’ve started to focus more on seniors and am hoping to be a senior only photographer within the next year! I live in the desert so I’m always on the hunt for green locations to shoot at! I have a ton of energy and absolutely love to laugh especially if I’m laughing with whoever I’m photographing.
|What is in your gear bag?
Nikon D700, D750
Nikkor 85mm, 1.8
Nikkor 50mm, 1.4
Nikkor 105mm macro, 2.8
|Where do you draw inspiration from?
My girls! Getting to know who they are really helps me in the creative process. I want to know what they like, dislike, if they are outgoing or shy. I take try to digest who they are so I’m capturing and can show them their inner beauty.
|What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
An obstacle I am facing right now is switching from family photography to senior photography. I am learning that the teenagers aren’t going to seek me out but I need to go to them. Creating relationships and a senior rep team has really helped me get more into this market this year. Also, learning how to utilize the social media platforms they are on.
|Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
Be yourself! It’s so easy to sit and compare your work and even yourself to others. Keep a laser focus on what it is that you want to accomplish in your business and success will follow. For me, I want the teenagers I photograph to know their worth and potential. Once I realized that, I gained confidence which then translated in the images I am able to capture.