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I am an identical twin and can sing the alphabet backwards... If that counts as unique, I also believe that even though I may be a little awkward, I often hear that models are extremely comfortable around me which always makes for an easy and fun shoot.
Dannielle, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
Ever since I was younger, I have always done my best to find the beauty in everything. My business is called Shoot&Glo because my grandmother's name is Gloria and she has always taught me to see the best in all.
Who is your inspiration in life Dannielle? How do you keep inspired?
I take inspiration from everything whether it be from other people, animals or a stone on the sidewalk. I just always keep looking for new things and creative ways to shoot. There are always times when I think "I could have done this instead" after a shoot to get a specific shot. So, I try it in other ways
We all make mistakes Dannielle; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I don't think there was a time; I would have acted differently in my interactions with others. But, there have been plenty times while shooting weddings that I wish a knew a little bit more about the lighting and was more prepared so I could get better images.
Dannielle, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I always do my best to give everyone the quality images they ask for and deserve. I normally edit what was taken first, but sometimes give clients each a few images to hold them over while I go through the rest. If they have big requests, I do my best to achieve them, but let them know it may take a little longer to receive them.
Please tell us Dannielle, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
I often have lots of people wanting images 2 minutes after they have been taken. So, I'll send out a couple of images and then let them know the rest our on the way but that I have a few clients to get to first.
Dannielle, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I kindly explained why I preferred one way over the other and would show them both outtakes of each one and what the difference was.
Dannielle, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I think my proudest moment as a photographer was having 4 of my images published in an online magazine this last October.
Dannielle, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I recently did a shoot where I wanted the model to step outside of her comfort zone (with permission of course), and I was able to pose her in new ways. Once the editing got started I felt very inspired to try a new kind of old-timey moody look, and it was something extremely different and new to both of us... But super fun!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
I would tell them never to quit and keep practicing. Find a photographer mentor and ask questions... The power of the internet too is AMAZING! I wouldn't be anywhere without my mentor or the University of Youtube.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to do collaborations with anyone whos willing to work with me. I enjoy , and I enjoy bright! I also love makeup as well, so a little bit of crazy works great!
Cover 1/ Photo 3,4,5,6,7 Photographer: Dannielle Cousin @ShootandGlo Mua: Jude Ann @Judeannartistry Model: Emily Eruraviel Cover 2 Photographer: Dannielle Cousin @ShootandGlo Mua: Jude Ann @Judeannartistry Model: Kelly Bozic @kbmodelingchicago Photo1 same as Cover2 Photo 2 Photographer: Dannielle Cousin @ShootandGlo Mua: Jude Ann @Judeannartistry Model: Jude Ann @Judeannartistry & Kelly Bozic @kbmodelingchicago Photo 8 Photographer: Dannielle Cousin @ShootandGlo Model: Kelly Bozic @kbmodelingchicago Photo 9, 10 Photographer: Dannielle Cousin @ShootandGlo Mua: Jude Ann @Judeannartistry Model: Jude Ann @Judeannartistry