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I specialize in photographing women and have studied how to pose women correctly. I want to take the best image you have ever seen of yourself, so you can see how the world sees you and show you how truly beautiful you are.
DeAnna, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Photographer?
After being a hobbyist for many years, I discovered I was most happy when I was photographing anything, especially people. I can work all day and night and never get tired.
Who is your inspiration in life DeAnna? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?
Sue Bryce has been the greatest inspiration in my photography career. I have learned so much from her and am constantly learning from her every day.
We all make mistakes DeAnna; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
As a hobbyist, I thought photography was to easy. I soon learned there was a huge learning curve, and I had a lot to learn.
DeAnna, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I want to educate my clients on the importance of photography. I ask my client how they want to be photographed and strive to give them what they need in a photograph.
Please tell us DeAnna, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
Work is important to me as a creative, but my family will always come first. I shut off work and spend time with my family and friends.
DeAnna, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Today I had a new client in the studio, and she was uncomfortable in a certain pose. I showed her the back of the camera, and she said "Even though I was uncomfortable I see now why you had me stand that way. That is a great picture!"
DeAnna, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
The day I got to photograph my daughter. I was able to give her beautiful images of herself, and she got to see how I saw her, Beautiful in every way!!
DeAnna, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
There s always creativity in each photo shoot that I do, but I have been limited to some of the more creative things I would like to try. I am waiting for the time and space to accomplish these things.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
A good camera does not make you a professional photographer. To be successful, you must educate yourself on all aspect of photography and value what you do.
DeAnna Zak @deannazakportraits