I Wish I Knew When Starting My Photo Career
I’m Natalie. As a reportage photographer and writer with a focus on travel and adventure storytelling, I am passionate about the stories, people, brands, and projects that influence an intersection of art and lifestyle. With an intent to be as vulnerably philosophical or poetic as need be, my work is categorized as both whimsical and journalistic. It serves as an eloquent representation of my love for the outdoors with a peculiar liking to visual expression.
I’ve worked with top-name brands such as Subaru, Air BnB, United By Blue, Urban Outfitters, Travel and Leisure, Chaco Footwear, Madwell, and many more. Moment being my absolute favorite, though. ;) (No, seriously). And although this list feels professionally foundational, I’d still consider myself a novice. Gah, who am I kidding... I still have so much more to learn!
Photography has transformed my life into an ethereal sense of token passion; an insight to the present moment. What first began as a hobby has since taken over into a full-blown professional career. However, pain points are all apart of the process and I wanted to give insight into what those look like. Take what I say as a grain of salt, of course, as I’m continuing to blossom just like anybody else.
Alright, let’s get into it. Here are five things I wish I knew when I first began my photography career.