"I try to be patient and kind, understanding of their needs and I work with them as much as possible ensuring I ask enough questions to give them what they want out of my work."
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What's your last name?
Nice to meet you, Trista! May we have your email address please?
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What is your location, Trista?
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Alright, now for the interview! Firstly Trista, how would you best describe yourself?
Our readers would love to get to know you more Trista. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
I find security and beauty in all my work. It shows my mind and passion for fashion photography. I enjoy creating art, making others feel empowered, and I thank God for helping me and allowing to have such a great talent, that I can use to help others feel more beautiful and confident.
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What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Trista?
My goal is to become a fashion photographer working in magazines; I want to take people with me on this journey also. I am pursuing this dream buy networking with fashion bloggers, marketing and promotions, models, fashion designers, and classical clothing lines near me. I believe I'll happen to bump into the right person along the way putting in hard work.
How do you communicate with people Trista? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I try to be patient and kind, understanding of their needs and I work with them as much as possible ensuring I ask enough questions to give them what they want out of my work.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change Trista?
I would beyond Excell in school, be more social with people in high places, attend every event dealing with my dreams, not looking back or being afraid of criticism and failure.
Who is your hero Trista, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
I'm very inspired by God. My life was a mess, and I didn't know who I was or what I wanted to do in photography, I asked for his help. I told him I loved fashion photography and if he could let my passion for it burn and thrive through my photography, and he has, I thank him for it all. I know who I am aND where I want to be in life because of him!
How important are creative education courses Trista? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
I have a bachelor degree in fine art photographic imaging. Education is important, and the degree is useful and needed. But there is so much more to learn beyond the walls of a building!
Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
Follow your gut. If you want to do something, do it. It doesn't matter if it's embarrassing, scary or ridiculous. If you believe it will benefit you, do it!
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