Today we are chatting with the lovely Meg Borders!
Specialty & Location: My specialty is Senior and Teen portraits. Located in Eastern Washington.
DA: Tell us a little about yourself:
MB: As a mother of three daughters, I am passionate about the self esteem of young women; my work is aimed at revealing natural beauty and refocusing how girls view themselves. Having mentored teens for over eight years, the senior genre of photography immediately grabbed my attention.
DA: What has been your most memorable image and why?
MB: My favorite image is always changing, but my current favorite is the one below. It embodies beauty, light, and a dream-like sense. I tend to view the world through dreamy sun infused lenses and I like my work to reflect that.
DA: If you could tell photographers that are just starting out one thing you wish you had known before starting a business, what would it be and why?
MB: I wish I would have spent more time honing in on my photographic and business skills before launching. I, like so many other photographers, jumped the gun and opened up for business too prematurely. I paid for it by having to scrap my entire first business (name, logo, images, everything) and start all over a year later when I was more experienced in what I was doing.
DA: Where do you find inspiration?
MB: When I am looking for inspiration I often look internally. I envision things, mostly while driving in the car (my only time to think straight as a mother of two little ones). I find a way to capture them in real life whether it be a scene, a pose, or a lighting scenario. I like to have a final image in my head before I even start a shoot.
DA: How do you enjoy your images (what physical products do you make for your own home)?
MB: My home is littered with photographs of my children and family. I have canvases and framed prints all over my home. A stair-case collage, an over the mantle grouping, a hallway canvas display, and groupings of eclectic frames on shelves leaning against the wall. People might think it's a little overkill, but we are the ones in our home 99% of the time, and my entire family just loves being surrounded by images that show our connection and love for each other.
DA: What are you most grateful for?
MB: Where to start? I feel like I am living a dream. An incredible and supportive husband, three gorgeous healthy daughters, a career I love, and a ton of support from family and friends all around me. I thank God each and every day for His incredible and rich blessings in my life.
Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself. How long have you been practicing photography professionally? What was your road like to becoming a photographer?
Hi friends! My name is Alicia from Alicia Lucia Photography. I am approaching my fifth wedding season as a photographer and while my path to becoming a photographer wasn’t always an easy one, I knew in my heart that I was always meant to do exactly this!
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