BTell us a bit about your approach to the work you do, your time in the business and a few personal facts about you.
I have been a newborn and family photographer in Austin, Texas for the last 6 years. My love for photography began early in my teenage years when I bought my first camera. I loved shooting macro images and experimenting with light and texture. For schooling I decided on a Bachelors Degree for Business Administration so I could successfully run my own photography business. I am in my sixth year of business and feel like with the combination of experience, trial and error and the birth of my son, I found my true style in lifestyle newborn and family photos. I approach each session with the goal to make my clients feel comfortable and well taken care of. I launched my [LIFE] Sessions this year to feed my creative side that longed to capture my families during a time that may seem mundane to them, but they would absolutely want to remember in the future. Being a mother, I understand now the long days, but the rewarding times in between that should absolutely be documented. There is something so absolutely creatively freeing about sitting back, and letting a session unfold – both for myself and for my clients. I also dove into the world of video with these sessions and have loved adding this as an option for my clients and also creatively for myself.
What makes you the most nervous during a session?
Since I work mainly with small children I am always acutely aware of when the time is coming that we will hit their “wall” of tolerance. This aspect does tend to make me nervous, but I have learned to make the most out of the time we have together, and keep a few tricks up my sleeve.
What about this session was most memorable
Were there any hurdles
Your best photographer/session advice?
No matter how long it takes, keep working towards finding your individual style. Presets/actions, poses, and clothes can all be copied, but at the end of the day what makes your photographer heart happy will continue to create a happy business for you. You have to love, believe and own what you are creating as an artist. Lift others up as you would want to be lifted up and remember “comparison is the thief of joy.”
What is one goal for your
What gear was used to achieve these?
Nikon D810, Nikon 24-120, Sigma 35mm Art
Any presets used or hand editing? Emily Lucarz Clean Set
ABOU THE ARTIST :
I’m Alissa Cordoba,