Business Name: Expressions by Erica
Name: Erica Oakley
Location: Littleton, NC
Website: Expressions by Erica
Facebook: Expressions by Erica
|Tell us about yourself and your business.
I am NC-based Senior & Wedding Photographer offering glamorous, feminine, and modern photography.
|What is in your gear bag?
My go-to equipment that is almost always in my hand is my Canon 5D and Canon 85mm 1.2 lens. I also have my 24-70 on hand just in case.
|Where do you draw inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from everywhere! Seriously, this session in particular was inspired by magazines and prom season. I loved the whole glamorous, sparkly, aspect that is not everyday.
|What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
The biggest obstacle was trying to learn about photography on a budget at a young age. I couldn’t afford classes and workshops. However, other tools like photography blogs, youtube, and other free tutorials were a great way to learn without spending a dime!
|Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
Have fun with your seniors. It will make a more memorable experience that they will remember and tell other about. Make them laugh, feel beautiful, and make them feel like you’re best friends. Make them feel like a model for day!