Q&A from our Photo Pros
1. In what type of photography do you specialize?
I specialize in weddings, portraits and boudoir.
2. What do you love most about your job?
I love making my clients see themselves in a way that they never have before. When a client says to me “I never thought that I was beautiful until I saw your images of me”... that is the best compliment I can receive. People are so hard on themselves so I’m honored to show them their real inner beauty.
3. How would you describe your style?
Unique, creative and FUN!
4. What advice would you give to a novice photo enthusiast?
Keep at it! Photography is both a science and an art. Once you learn how to really use your camera (which can take years) then you can really create a look that is uniquely you. It can take time, but embrace the trial and error... one day you’ll create that perfect shot and it will all be worth it!
5. When you don’t have a camera in hand, what do you like to do?
I am a giant yoga nerd. I’ve been practicing for about 12 years. These days I’ve actually been doing lots of yoga photography so I get to combine my two loves! When I’m not practicing yoga or taking photos, I’m shopping for the perfect cowboy boots or chasing around my adorable son, Walden.
6. What first got you interested in photography?
I’ve always loved taking photos. In 2006, I went on a trip to India with my first high end camera. People started raving about my images. I was offered a gallery show and sold out. Next thing I knew, I left my corporate job and had a career in photography. I am so lucky to work in a field that I love!
7. Are there other photographers you look up to?
For weddings, I love the work of Dennis Berti and Todd Laffler (he was my wedding photographer!). Sue Bryce and Annie Liebowitz are my idols for creating emotional and unique portraits. Robert Sturman is an amazing yoga photographer that I follow... and have been a model for!
8. What is your favorite camera accessory/product?
I LOVE my quick sling from Case Logic HERE. I use one for each camera on wedding days and they allow me to quickly switch between cameras.
9. What/who inspires you?
My clients. I love that I can capture and protect their memories. My parents have ONE wedding photo. One. It was taken on a Polaroid camera and you can’t even see their faces very well (you can see it here: http://www.sherrysutton.com/why-i-am-a-photographer/). But, I cherish that photo... especially now that my parents are gone. I love capturing my client’s history... and making the photos that future generations, just like me, will someday cherish.
10. In one word, what do you hope to provide to your clients?
Anyone who knows me, knows that choosing just one word is impossible... I can talk for hours about anything! Haha! But here it goes: I hope to provide my clients with an experience that they will love, a fresh perspective on themselves, and memories that they will cherish. (That was only 24 words... not bad *wink*!)