So, this is Adele! She’s the sweetie behind my Pick Me photo shoot. She’s an inspiration and and I wanted to learn about her quirks. Here’s our interview!
1. Tell us about yourself.
I’m a photographer who works in Calgary Alberta, I’ve been photographing people for the past five years, and I love it! Some other things that I love are my slippers, summer patios, pizza with just “cheese and pineapple on it,” and dogs running at high speed (that one is always hilarious!)
2. What drew you in to photography?
My parents bought me a six-dollar film camera when I was about eight for our family trip to Mexico. I can remember being so excited to get my film developed, which took about a week, and finally when I got that package back of 25 pictures about 24 of those were blurry pictures of my thumb. However, there was one slightly crooked ocean picture of the sun setting. I loved it so much I framed it and put it next to my Aaron Carter poster. If you would have asked my eight-year-old self, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I know my response would have been something like, “a singer!” At the time I wouldn’t have guessed that I would fall in love with photography as much as I have, but I love everything that photography stands for and I think I subconsciously knew that even at eight years old.
3. What do you love most about your job?
There are lots of different aspects that are extremely rewarding about photography. My favourite photographs are the ones of people. There is always a story that can be told through a photograph and I love being a part of it!
4. What has been the biggest challenge?
I think the biggest challenge for me has been how much there is to learn in photography. Accepting criticism and learning from it has been challenging, but also the most rewarding to my photography.
5. What advice can you give aspiring business ladies & gents?
Never stop learning. Take the opportunities every day to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Reflect on your work and make a list of the things you can work on, and the things you did well, it will only make your work improve!
6. Tell us about a memorable photo shoot!
Last April I assisted on a wedding and it unexpectedly dumped snow on the wedding day! Traveling from the ceremony to the reception was slippery and terrifying, but we made it! The snow was so fresh and beautiful it made for stunning photographs!
7. What’s in the works for you in the near future?
The upcoming summer I have weddings to photograph, which I am very excited about! I also hope to have my own website up by the end of summer, so all my pictures will be online for everyone to view!
8. How do you keep your life playful & brilliant?
I try to surround myself with inspirational people, who work hard and also play hard.
Thanks so much, Adele. You are truly charming and a pleasure to work with. I love how you find beauty in everything, from the crooked ocean sunset to sparkling snow in April.