Business Name: Melissa Grizzle Photography
Name: Melissa Grizzle
Location: Dallas, GA
Website: Melissa Grizzle Photography
Facebook: Melissa Grizzle Photography
|Tell us about yourself and your business.
I am a Georgia native that knows what it means to preserve memories. I am a wife to my high school sweetheart and the mother of an 11 year old son. I started documenting my life through photography about 6 years ago. My passion then pushed me to seek photography as a career. I now specialize in Teen and Senior Photography and provide studio and on-location sessions. I want each client’s unique personality to shine through in their images.
|What is in your gear bag?
Nikon D800, 85mm. 24-70mm, reflector, SB-910 flash
|Where do you draw inspiration from?
I draw my inspiration from wanting to document a very special time in each client’s life. I want them to be as proud of the images as I am. I get inspired by meeting with each client to learn about their personality and I want that personality to show in my work. I often use Pinterest boards to help establish a vision and look for each session and to give them ideas about outfits or looks I think will work for them and the location.
|What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
My biggest obstacle was finding clients that saw the value in the effort and passion I put forward for each session. It is still hard finding the right clients, but hard work, perseverance and patience pays off. I truly enjoy meeting new clients and learning their thoughts, personality and vision for their sessions.
|Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
You have to be true to yourself and find your own style. Do not force a photography style that does not match you, and do not be afraid to share your personality with your clients.