I am so blessed to have been able to meet so many other crazy talented photographers from all over. So many have become friends and have help me grow in so many ways. I wanted to celebrate these friendships and other talented artist by introducing them to you and doing a little Q&A.
Let me introduce you to my very first ever Photographer Spotlight, Angela Merchant, my friend, from Wichita, Kansas. She is the owner, and brilliance behind Angela Merchant Photography.
Here is the little Q&A I had with Angela:
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Besides being a photographer, I am a wife and mom to two busy and amazing little boys, Preston and Pierce. I am a graduate of the University of Kansas and a HUGE fan of Jayhawk Basketball!! I love photography, the outdoors, playing with my kids, laughing, and not taking life too seriously!
What is the name of your business and how long have you had it open?
Angela Merchant Photography serves the Wichita, Kansas area and was officially started in 2013, but my photography journey started many years before that! I was inspired when my first niece Natalie was born in 2005. I picked up my little point and shoot and couldn’t stop taking pictures of her…I haven’t put a camera down since!
What do you love most about newborn and or maternity photography?
My favorite thing about newborn photography is the challenge. I absolutely love that every baby is different and no two sessions will ever be the same! What works for one baby may not work for the next. No two babies sleep the same, pose the same, or look the same. I also love that newborn photography allows me to be creative. It takes planning, patience and a lot of skill – and I like being pushed creatively and mentally. But I think the best thing about newborn photography is capturing a moment for my clients that in an instant will be gone! It really goes by so quickly and I love being able to preserve that special moment for them.
Who is your favorite vendor?
I have SO many favorite vendors! I don’t think I have ever received a prop that wasn’t amazing but here are just a few that I really love… Tiny Bean Baby, HandmadebyYarnover, No 2. Willow Lane, Roses & Ruffles, JD Vintage Props, Just Hatched Designs, and Sew Whimsey.
Is there anyone who really inspire you?
Yes! I am a huge fan of Keri Meyers and Kristin Mackey. They both have amazing skill and technique!
I also asked Angela to share some of her favorite images with me for this post and these are the stunning ones she sent me.
Isn’t she awesome?!? So if you have friends near Wichita please send them her way. And go over and give her Facebook page some lovin.