Business Name: Keala Jarvis Photography
Name: Keala Jarvis
Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Website: Keala Jarvis Photography
Facebook: Keala Jarvis Photography
|Tell us about yourself and your business.
Hey-yo! I’m Keala. I live in the beautiful downtown Salt Lake City with my hubby of 7 years and my puppy.I began in photography after my first film class in college and loved it so much I switched majors and got my BFA in Fine Art Photography from the University of Utah. My favorite part about photographing seniors is the opportunity to collaborate with each other to create an amazing session that highlights them in an artistic way. It’s so fun to get to know all of my senior girls and will miss them all when they graduate.
|What is in your gear bag?
I keep things pretty simple
Canon 5D Mark iii
Sigma Art 50mm
32 inch Reflector
|Where do you draw inspiration from?
I try to gather inspiration everywhere but for my seniors I gather inspiration from their mood boards. Since I’m a very visual person I have each of my girls make a mood board for their session and it helps me get inside how to create specifically for them.
|What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
Finding confidence in my work. I am such a huge fan of so many photographers but I would easily doubt my ability to be anything like them. I would doubt myself so much that I would hold back a lot with my business.I overcame it by getting into a bubble of just my work for a short time. Ignoring what everyone else was doing and just concentrating on improving and working with myself and my art. It help me to build my confidence so that when I see a fellow photographer that I succeed I can concentrate what is most important…their success and not myself.
|Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
Working with a hair & make-up professional has made all the difference in my photos. From how my girls feel to editing. It’s worth the investment.