Business Name: Lyn Parker Photography
Name: Toi Parker
Location: New Orleans, LA
Website: Lyn Parker Photography
Facebook: Lyn Parker Photography
|Tell us about yourself and your business.
I am a photographer in New Orleans, La specializing in high school seniors. I officially began my business in September of 2015. I got my start as a photographer working in a high volume portrait studio in 2012, shooting everything but weddings and I quickly fell for senior portraits. 3 years later I decided to take the leap.
|What is in your gear bag?
Canon 70D and Canon 50mm f/1.8 & 85mm f/1.8
|Where do you draw inspiration from?
I draw my inspiration for fashion and glamour photography. My style is still evolving but I am definitely in love with making my seniors look and feel like models for the day.
|What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
Identifying my personal style. Every week it was something else that I liked more than last year. I found that I was trying to be like everyone else instead of defining my own style.
The more I shoot the more I realize what I enjoy shooting. And I stopped worrying about what the “standard” is and if others would like it.
|Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
Understanding your value as a business owner and as an artist, and remember that you are both.