Let’s put our hands together and congratulate Sarah Jones of Shine On Photography !! It was a close race and the top five were all so amazing! Go onto the Facebook Page and check out the other top images! Some of the perks of getting the monthly favorite spot are not only getting to be our Facebook header, the artist also gets a featuring interview on the blog! Don’t forget each week to enter into our theme submissions to have a chance for your image to be in the top 5 for the month!
What Gear are you shooting with?
I currently shoot with a Sony A55, (but will be upgrading in the next couple of weeks to the A99. yay!) My main portrait lens is the 50mm 1.8 but I also shoot with the 16-50 2.8, and love my 70-200 2.8 as well!
How long have you been in the business?
I’ve been shooting a little over three years, and I officially began my business two years ago this May, when I was 19.
What is your sweet spot in the business?
I honestly would have a hard time choosing just one element because I really love it all! If I had to choose, though, I would probably say that I love capturing emotion and then processing it in a way that best showcases/fits the mood of the photo. I never want my photos to be without feeling and while a pre-processed photo can be full of emotion, the way that it is edited can bring the feeling through even further.
What is one of your best memories of a session?
I recently had the amazing opportunity to photograph a birth, and it’s not something I’ll ever forget. I don’t think I fully realized how blessed I am to have this job until I watched that little person meet his family and that I was able to document all of it. The feeling I had in that moment is pretty irreplaceable, and made the long hours of waiting more than worth it.
If you weren’t a photographer, what else would you want to be?
I’m actually a nursing major in college, right now. I should be beginning nursing school next January! Thankfully, this will be a career that will allow me to still be a photographer because that’s not something I could ever stop doing.