Tell us a bit about your approach to the work you do, we recently saw that you reach out to strangers, share more on that.
As of right now, I’m trying to find what I want to specialize in, I’m out here finding my niche; to be honest I really just want to be able to do it all in this big beautiful photography world. I’m currently shooting family sessions and swooning over couple sessions, I have been known to walk up to random people on the beach and hand them my business card, or in this latest series where I brought two complete stranger together to create magic and connection. I guess you can say my approach as a photographer is unpredictable- I’m faking it till I make it. 🙂
What about this session was most memorable?
This session was most memorable because i had these two people who never met, never saw a picture of one another who instantly gave off this undeniable connection. It was truly pure magic. As a photographer, I still can’t believe that I got to capture it.
A little backstory;
The guy in this series is actually my husband’s cousin and the girl is a model I met through the Instagram community. Since I am trying to build my portfolio to showcase what kind of photographer I am, I set them up to meet for a shoot at 7am.. normal right haha. I think helping clients get comfortable in front of the camera (especially strangers) is very important. I knew I wanted to showcase love that was undeniable, and to do that there had to be some sort of connection. So, they went for it. But First, I told them to walk around on the beach and get a feel for one another while I set my settings on my camera. Then Secondly, when we started shooting I asked them if they were comfortable touching and getting super close for detail shots because you should always ask first just in case they have boundaries, ya know. lol. As you can see they had no problem with boundaries. So hot!
Were there any hurdles?
The only hurdle I had or ever had (so far) is learning to get over my self-doubt. I second guess every single thing I do, and it can be detrimental to my entire soul, to my entire brand, really. So since I know this, I know how to deal with it. Doubt is usually perceived as a negative, but it is a feeling anyone can turn into a positive.
Your best photographer/session advice?
There is always an element of fear when you put your work out there for the world to see. My advice to someone like me “the doubter” is to always strive to learn and not hesitate, remind yourself that art is too fickle of a thing and some people will like certain things and some people won’t like them at all. But you should never be too self-satisfied that you quit being a doubter altogether. Because doubters are the ones who are constantly pushing themselves to achieve more, pushing themselves to learn more and most importantly experiment more. Do what you are afraid of, and watch that shit blossom! Xoxo
What gear was used to achieve these?
I’m not too fancy yet,
but I achieved these photos with my Canon 70D,
The lens I used was a Canon EF wide-angle 28mm f/1.8
ABOUT THE ARTIST :
Brittany DeJesus is a thirty-year-old lifestyle photographer based in South Florida. She is married and has two wild boys whom she says, will always be her very first muses.