Business Name: Tori Artis Photography
Name: Tori Artis
Location: Houston, Texas
Tell us about yourself and your business.
I am a natural light photographer entering my second year specializing in High School Seniors. I have been in business for four years and have loved every second! My studio is based in Houston, Texas. I love reading, makeup, traveling, all things art, and binge watching Netflix series! I am a recent college graduate and started my business while in college.
What is in your gear bag?
I have a canon 6d, an 85mm 1.2, and my nifty 50mm 1.4!
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I love drawing inspiration from my favorite photographers all across the globe! I love seeing how different people make their images their own, looking at the different places and scenery. It inspires me to keep exploring and continue making beautiful images, but to also be consistent and confident with my own style.
What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
Making a name for myself! When first starting with High School Seniors it can be hard to market in the school and find your right clientele. I implemented a model team to get started and they have taught me SO much! All the little things it takes to make a session run smoothly and some stuff that I can improve on. Social media has also been a big help! Learning what platforms the teens are on and how to maximize my posts so that they are reaching my seniors.
Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
Be yourself! People will love what you do and enjoy following you if they know that you not only create good images, but you are a genuine person. Your personality and talent will radiate through your photos if you are proud and confident in your art.