"When you are friends with other photographers, you get critiques, tips and valuable advice you can exchange between each other."
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How did you get to where you are now in your career?
I've fooled around with photography for year, but the last two years I have been heavily pursuing it. I started working with models about two years ago and I've been so amazed at my growth.
What is your opinion on modeling education?
I've not taken modeling courses or posing courses. I'm a self taught photographer. I do love working with trained models, it has made my life significantly easier. I've been blessed enough to have two steady models who have grown with me.
What person has been your inspiration in life? Who is your hero?
My family and friends are huge inspirations. They've helped promote me, they've been models and my biggest fans. They help give me momentum and inspire me daily.
Do you feel like you've met your goals?
Yes and no. I've won awards and sold photos this year, so those goals I have made. I want to book more sessions. I want to win more contests. I want to be published. Every time I meet a goal, another one rises up and takes it's place.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change?
Invest in classes. I'm learning that now. Being self taught is hard, but being able to get a leg up would be wonderful now.
Do you have any tips?
Work. Learn everything you possibly can about what you want to do. Never stop learning.
How do you stay inspired?
I am lucky enough to have several photographer friends. They keep me grounded and are always amazing for throwing ideas around. I also try to stay grounded and go do things. Experiencing life helps keep me inspired and looking for other ways to challenge myself.
What photography related things do you recommend?
Become friends with other photographers. There is plenty of clients to go around. When you are friends with other photographers, you get critiques, tips and valuable advice you can exchange between each other.
How can people reach you for a job?
Contact me on Instagram or my email: Photographyjkc@gmail.com
What's your favourite camera?
My Nikon D3200. I have a Polaroid I really love also.
Models are: Emily Daugherty, Kylie Hunter and Ashley Oates
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