Today we're featuring Chelse of eieio Photography! We want you to get to know her a little better.
Tell us a little about you and your family?
When and how did you realize you had a talent and passion for photography?
Since I was in high school I have been into video, photography, music and all of them together! I have always loved the impact photography can have. I wanted to work for MTV in college, but realized I would have to move to NYC or LA to go that route. So I decided to follow my husband around for a while and do whatever I came across. I continued taking photos. Finally about 6 years ago, when I had Claire I really put all my attention back into photography. I loved it. and luckily so did some other people.
What is your favorite type of location to take photos?
I think my favorite location is actually in people's homes. I love how different everyone's world is. When the photos really capture their personalities. I also love anything in a field. I know the fad will end, but I will try and keep it alive as long as possible!! I am a big time country gal. Born and raised. So a field is where I feel like me.
If you have a photo that you consider one of your best, or very special to you, what is it and why?
I have a really hard time picking out favorite photos. I think all photographers do. We keep waiting for the next time we shoot. The next one will be our favorite....BUT I took one of my son and daughter I so love. The photo has problems. (which many photographers could pick out easily) but to me it is perfect.
Any special accomplishments or business goals that you're super proud of?
I try and create goals every year. I think everyone should. Mine are pretty specific. Last year I wanted to be published. I was so excited to have a wedding featured in WellWed magazine! a 3 page spread! and also I had a wedding published on my favorite national style blog, Style me Pretty. I also opened my own studio! That was huge.
Any goals for the future that you'd like to share?
Strangely enough after opening it, I know long to help other photographers. I am a really competitive person, but I also am a teacher. (I taught 2nd grade and child birthing classes....) I love helping people and take it as a huge compliment when they want to learn from me! In the next year I hope to help other business women, photographers and beyond achieve their goals! I have a couple really fun resources I am developing. From a photography stand point I would love to expand on my birth photography. I think birth is such a miracle! I want to help more families remember that day forever!!
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