I am currently studying interior design but have always been involved in photography. I have an eye for detail, and I've been behind the camera for seven years. My work has progressed immensely, and I'm so excited to share what I have to offer. I am creative and look at everything as a work of art. I love empowering women and making them feel beautiful behind the camera, or capturing moments in photos that look like I wasn't there, just as a day in a couples life. I love what I do, and my goal is to get my work out there, quit my full-time job doing accounting and payroll, and do photography and travel full-time.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Kelsey. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?
I have always been terrible with words. Photography gives me the best way possible to express how I see things and people in life. The good or bad for someone who is captured is a real work of art to me. Everyone is beautiful inside and out, and I love peoples reactions when he or she receives his or her photos.
Kelsey, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My passion is meeting new people and seeing the world. What I started in high school is interested in photography and just took off from there. I thought portraits were terrific to capture.
Who is your inspiration in life Kelsey? How do you stay inspired as Photographer?
Other photographers inspire me. I am one to compliment other peoples work and learn and grow as a photographer. Everyone captures moments in his or her way. I feel like there is no failing at creating an image that shows meaning.
We all make mistakes Kelsey; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back?
I gave up on photography and set my camera down for an entire year. I got discouraged and didn't have enough people to share my work too. I feel like I didn't give it my all once I started to fade away from my hobby. I wish I used this entire year to continue growing in the photography field. However, from this mistake, I feel like I've come back stronger and better.
Kelsey, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?
I love making my clients feel comfortable. I love looking in from the outside on pictures lives and being able to capture these moments forever with them. I've done couples, to engagements to weddings. It makes my day to make my clients happy. I haven't had a single one bring me down yet!
Please tell us, Kelsey, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
I am currently working full time, going to college full time AND do photography full time. If I'm not working or doing homework, I am spending time with my husband and friends. I give myself enough time to everyone in my life, and they all keep me grounded. If I didn't make time for my social life, I couldn't keep pushing through all the work I do.
Kelsey, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I persuade my clients to do poses that seem utterly ridiculous and then when they see them; they are wowed!
Kelsey, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
My proudest accomplish with my photography was getting to be able to travel and meet new people. It makes me more outgoing and become more comfortable with people.
Kelsey, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it?
I live in the middle of nowhere, and I've had to compromise a lot to get new scenery for my photos. The nearest lake away from me is an hour. I went out and bought a baby pool, blew it up and used a black curtain as the background to cover the prints of the lake up. I had my client get in while I threw locally grown florals around here in cold water!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
Keep going. Never get discouraged. There are so many successful photographers out there. People will diss you no matter what you do. The real people that question is the ones who cheer you on about your work.
Photographer: Kelsey Michelle Herrmann. Model 1: Jennifer Kopczynski. Floral: Abigail Amira Home. Model 2: Meredith Kemp.