This weeks featured photographer is A-MAZING, CHRISTINA RAMIREZ, of Christina Ramirez Photography. Let me just say, she’s one of my “photog” crushes! 😉 Her work is just STUNNING! And she is the sweetest person I know! Seriously, super sweet! We got to know her a-little bit and wanted to share it with you!
WEBSITE: Christina Ramirez Photography
FACEBOOK: Christina Ramirez Photography
Tell us about you, your family and interests:
I married my best friend and his nickname is “Bear”. I love Oprah and Ellen and all who spread good vibes, knowledge of self and happiness into this world. I may be a huge Beyonce fan, ok, I’m obsessed. I am a workaholic. I do crossfit 4 times a week at least and love it. I have no children of my own yet, but an awesome and crazy hilarious 11 year old stepson and 2 adorable fur-babies. I love to travel and my favorite thing is finding adorable little coffee-shops.
What’s in your camera bag?
Canon Mark iii, 70-200mm f/2.8L, 85mm prime, 50mm prime and a 35mm prime as well. I probably use the 70-200mm the most though during my senior shoots.
What do you do to stay creative?
I discovered breaking away from the normal routines of client-based shoots is what keeps me going creatively. I like to do creative projects for myself, collaborate with other photographers and do a shoot that just gets me excited. It’s so important and has made me a better photographer.
What does a typical day look like for you?
CRAZY! Mornings are dedicated for me: I do my crossfit class in the mornings, relax a bit, drink coffee, read through the news and often times I meditate and give myself some time to relax even if it’s just 10-15 minutes. In the early afternoon I head to my studio and will have seniors coming in to get ready for their shoots. After my shoots, I come home, edit, do sneak peeks, place orders and answer emails and work pretty late into the evenings. I definitely am a huge workaholic!
Please share one tip that has been helpful to you in your photography business:
In person sales is essential to creating a business in photography that you can make a living out of. Can you be successful doing things online: yes. I have done it and did well, however things changed dramatically and my sales average sky-rocketed the moment I personalized the viewing and ordering process for my clients and started doing IPS. Break away from digitals and offer clients timeless products they will forever cherish – you can’t go wrong with that!