Lacey Thompson

"From experience, I can say the most important thing I've learned from past mistakes, is to be strict about what kind of outcome I want in my photos."

What's your first name?
Lacey 

What's your last name?
Thompson

Nice to meet you, Lacey! May we have your email address please?
laceyleephoto@gmail.com

What's your Instagram username Lacey? We'd love to check it out!
@laceyleephoto

Lacey, Please let us know your website.
http://laceyleephotography.photoshelter.com

What is your location, Lacey?
Country
United States

State / Region
Oregon 

Firstly Lacey, how would you best describe yourself?
Photographer

Would you like us to recommend you to clients looking for a  Photographer near your area?
Yes

Lacey, please tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
[Not answered]

Lacey . Tell us ABOUT yourself. 
I am a completely self-taught photographer constantly learning through trial and error. As of right now, I am working on perfecting and deepening my portfolio. 
Portrait photography is my deepest passion. Youth, aesthetics, beauty and creative curiosity are my muses. 

Would you like to complete our full Editorial interview or skip straight to uploading your photos? (12 more interview questions).
Yes

Our readers would love to get to know you more Lacey. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I am somewhere between a social butterfly and a hermit. Art is my escape from reality, and the reflects in my work. I am working towards a more surreal and dramatic mood in my portfolio. I'm in love with cinema, photography and music and their ability to change our moods. 

Lacey, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

I essentially started my path to photography when I just turned old enough to operate our family camera. I grew up in a sheltered little town Oregon, with not much to do but let your imagination run wild. 
My passion in life is to create the images of my imagination with a camera, as words could never do it justice.

Who is your inspiration in life Lacey? How do you keep inspired?

I am inspired by so many things every day. A well-manicured yard, dramatic lighting at sunset, Lana Del Rey's albums, Stanley Kubrick movies, cumulus clouds, all the fresh colours of the produce at the store, and so on. 

We all make mistakes Lacey, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Photographer, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
From experience, I can say the most important thing I've learned from past mistakes, is to be strict about what kind of outcome I want in my photos. Being too nice is easy for me, but I've learned I need to not budge with my own personal creative standards. 

Lacey  , 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?

This may not be expert advice, but I personally will put my creative needs before monetary gains. Whichever client/shoot will benefit my portfolio and image gets the upper hand. 

Please tell us, Lacey , about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

Working with two beginner models on the same day, with very different shoot styles, and each location across different parts of town.

Lacey, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Working with people in the past, before I had gotten to the point of quality that I have now in my work, it was difficult to have models (who were just my friends posing for me) trust my ideas. I would suggest off the wall ideas, but no one would go for them. Now that I have proved my creative genius, people trust me more.

Lacey, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Recently learning the ins and outs of my camera, and producing my clearest, most vivid photos to date. The greatest feeling is to look at your own work and repeatedly say "wow".

Lacey, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Taking into account a models wardrobe, and working on my fashion portrait game has been a really fun creative process that I had never taken advantage of in the past.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

What I tell myself every day. Just keep shooting every day, always put your creativity first, and neve stops studying.

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 work with some new faces at modelling agencies, clothing brands or makeup or tattoo artists. 

Now for the best part Lacey! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer: Lacey Thompson
@laceyleephoto