It had been a long summer away from capturing faces that were for my creative healing. The year has indeed been very productive nurturing the business and networking aspects; but absolutely lacked my own personal muses. ” Aaaah… Fresh faces”. It was the ah ha moment that happens when in motion through a city of great people and many magazines that printed inspiration every week of month that shook me.
I set out to meet new faces and capture the faces of some major supporters whom never stepped into my lens and were ready to pose. These were some of the faces that kept me moving through September and October. I needed to reconnect with my desire to shoot for myself again and I did…
Nurture your passions
For the 5th year in a row, Black Female Photographers (BFP) will be hosting another day of casual shooting, networking, learning and creating in and around over 12 cities across the country. President Kym Scott has worked very hard over the years, to help this sisterhood of professionals and enthusiasts connect on all necessary levels, by creating BFP. In supporting our women in photography, BFP does not exclude its willingness to grow broader and build healthy relationships with all artists, business professionals, genders, and race. BFP strives to support a platform of inspiration for a group of positive role models who seek leadership and teaching roles in all areas of our creatives.
Three years ago I yearned for a group to associate my brand with and nurture my talents for future success. Seeking a broader reach and connection with a group of peers who are talented, yet humbled in life and fierce in business, I stumble upon this awesome group known, as BFP. As a Black Female Photographer in the Philadelphia, I found that the Black Female Photography group was the perfect fit to my creative goals. Finding BFP, while in and out of Facebook photography groups that fed my curiosity to learn and build a network, gave me a place where I could exist as a human and not just another picture being posted on social media.
Learning more about the history of Black Photographers, and being a part of a group of women who see it as more than a hobby means a lot to me as a growing brand, teacher, student and professional. I hope to meet more photography creatives on this journey on September 10th, 2016, who are willing to share their stories through photography. Let’s inspire each other to freeze moments and ask questions that will not only build our visions but increase our joy of being behind the lens.
On June 26th, 2016 I had the honor of capturing the essence of love. There were no grey areas on this day of celebration for Avery & Jon of Philadelphia. Family and friends arrived with smiles and gifts ready to watch these two awesome men exchange their vows at Cibo Restaurant this past Sunday. This being my very first “Love Is Love” wedding experience for my brand of photography “See. Touch. Feel” felt love in the lens.
Excited to be the photographer during their special occasion, I was proud to be every bit of a Black Female Photographer whom lives in the light of LGBT community as a small business portrait photographer.
Art Thru The Eye Ov Ra Photography celebrates everyone living their lives for their persoanl happiness.
Congratulations to Avery Smith & Jon Ryan
Winning is possible!
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2016!!!
This year I had the opportunity to shoot three senior sessions in Philadelphia. The excitement was overwhelming watching the joy of both parents and young adults readying themselves for tomorrow. Each individual made each session their own personal photo session. I loved every moment of capturing time with all the families.
The most intriguing piece was the color of every session. Royal Blue. As a photographer colors are always the most vivid part of a fashion session. This coincidence interested me because blue is also the color of the chakra at the base of my throat meaning that I was expressing myself perfectly in a silence of passion. My passion of being a photographer with a spiritual passion to be seen and heard through my lens.
I am very grateful to the families that booked me in the blue.
See. Touch. Feel.
Art Thru The Eye Ov Ra Photography
It’s always those moments that remind you of your purpose. Finding the various number of occasions that reward you in ways your bank account doesn’t reflect. Loyalty goes further than economics with an inspirational drive needed to still create for the sake of art. Yes the money is helpful but connection with clients that are ongoing carry more weight.
This is a definitive post about my creative loyalty.
Be genuine in your craft of relationship building.
The cold day that pulled me away from the Chinese New Year Celebration.
I originally strolled out the house on Valentines day to take my friend’s daugher to the Pennsylvania Fine Arts Academy for some creative card making time. To our surprise traffice was overwhelmingly slow. Having packed my camera with the intensions of grabbing a few shots of the architechture inside the museum, I was very pleased with the reasoning behind all the traffic on this day.
Finally I found parking and with the temperature being a cool 8 degrees outside we didn’t jump out too fast. So little Ayah and I found ourselves in Chinatown in Philadelphia during a small Chinese New Year celebration. Loud firecrackers and vibrant colors kept us warm for a mere 5-7 mins for a few captures. Happy with the fifteen images I managed to literally run away with on Valentine’s day. I couldn’t help but wonder exactly what did all of that mean as we fled to warmth. So I did some additional research to learn more of their new year celebrations and came across some very interesting beliefs harboring no judgement. What I do know is if your chinese zodiac is a monkey, you may want to prove 52 weeks of bad luck a myth.
Happy New Year China