Business Name: The Ramseys Seniors
Name: Paige Ramsey
Location: Houston, TX
Tell us about yourself and your business.
We are a husband and wife photography team who specialize in weddings and senior portraits. We are Houston natives passionate about capturing authentic expression and true joy in our photographs. We were involved in student ministry for several years prior to our time as photographers and we love connecting with teenagers and encouraging them in their journey to adulthood.
What is in your gear bag?
Nikon D600 x2, 24mm, 50mm, 35mm, 85mm, 70-200mm, an assortment of flashes, magmod lighting gear, and a reflector.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
We harness our preferences for composition from Wes Anderson films. Lighting and editing styles are inspired by Ben Sasso.
What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
One obstacle we had was not being well known in the area (we returned to Houston after living in Kansas for 4 years, and most of our client base was in Kansas). Since we have moved back we have started a model program, increased our following on social media, blogged like crazy, and doing whatever else we can do boost name recognition in the area. It’s a slow process.
Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
Genuinely connect with seniors on social media. Don’t be afraid to reach out to them, but don’t be creepy. 😉