When she first started photography she had a business called Amelia's Illuminating Shots and Creations. She started that business in 2013. At the beginning of 2017, she decided to re-brand her business and with that she changed the name to Vision of ME Photography.
Her favorite type of photography is portraiture, especially when it involves kids and pets. She thinks kids are fun and they really allow their personalities to shine through in their photos. She also loves doing head-shots and has developed a love for boudoir photography as well. She thinks that it is important for women to love themselves and appreciate the greatness that they are as women. She, personally feels every woman should do a boudoir shoot at least once in their life time.
She took an online class a couple of years ago at Shaw Academy. They had a beginners and advance photography course and she decided to take both. Prior to that she just read books and watched videos and of course practiced, practiced, practiced.
She thinks the biggest challenge that comes up is getting models to change their facial expression. Some people are super serious and others want to smile and laugh in every photo. She found that it makes things a little easier if she gives them an emotion to think about because that automatically changes the expression on their face, which gives their images more variety.
If she could do a shoot for a celebrity it would have to be Alicia Keys. She just loves her attitude. She says she seems very down to earth whenever she sees her doing interviews. She is beautiful inside and out. She loves that she is comfortable with or without makeup and she encourages young women to love themselves and to follow their dreams. She is also an inspiration to her daughter who plays piano, so she thinks it would be an amazing opportunity to just see her face to face and take pictures of her.
There are many beautiful destinations all over the world to do a shoot. But, If she could do a shoot anywhere in the world, she would want to shoot at Komodo Island in Indonesia. The sand there is pink and she thinks she could get really creative with the right model and the right swimsuits.
Advice that she gives from the heart:
She says if photography is something you love don't give up on it. Also don't make shooting just about the money; make sure you are having fun and know that its okay to just shoot for fun. It gives you extra practice time but it allows you to truly tap into your creative side. Lastly, don't be afraid to ask other photographers for advice; like any field ,there will be some photographers who won't want to share information with you but there are so many that will.
Contact and Gallery Information
Facebook : Vision of ME Photography
Cell Phone: 919-295-2685 or