Brittany Coffee Photography
I am so excited to have Brittany from Brittany Coffee Photography on the podcast this week! Brittany is a western lifestyle and wedding photographer from northeast Oklahoma. Brittany is a straight shooter and will tell you like it is and that is why I am so excited to have her on the podcast.
Brittany got her first camera at the age of 16 as a Christmas present, so she has been at this for 10 years! After she graduated college she went full time into photography in 2016. With over 100 wedding under her belt she is also a published author. Brittany visited several ranches in her area and interviewed the owners while she was there as well as did a photoshoot to have something to tell the stories. The book was published in 2017.
The NFR takes place every year in December, and Brittany has visited over 6 times. While she is out there she sets up photoshoots with different companies and models and she has also even got to second shoot the Miss Rodeo America pageant!
Another fun fact about Brittany is after she met her husband, they got married with only their close family and friends in the back pasture of the ranch. No one knew they were even getting married. She surprised all their friends that night at their bachelor/bachelorette party. We talk a lot about brides planning their wedding to be exactly for them and not to worry about outside influences.
Print Your Pictures
Brittany is a huge advocate for printing your pictures. If you follow her on instagram she is alway sharing about how she prints her pictures for future generations. If your pictures are on your phone, no one will ever see them because social media could go away tomorrow. She has inspired me to print my pictures once a month to have a log of watching Lyza grow up. So as Brittany says, PRINT YOUR PICTURES!
At the end of the podcast we touched base on trends in the photography world. Brittany is a true to life photographer and she edits her images to exactly what you see in person. There has been trends of being light and airy and also dark and moody and she has stood her ground and kept her editing style the same.
I have also always been a true to life photographer but after several years I wasn’t loving my work anymore. When I would edit I felt like my images were not lining up with my vision for my photography. So I did a mentor session with a photographer and she helped guide me into warming my images up. It was a hard change but in the end I was super happy with the change because my work feels so much more like me.
It doesn’t matter what type of photography you love, the biggest thing we touched on is to not go with the trends but to find a style that works for you and stick with it. If you keep going with the trends you will never know who you truly are as a photographer.
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