We are excited to welcome Caryanne Deanna to the Pretty Actions blog today. Take a moment to learn more about her and visit her pages to check out her work. Thank you Caryanne for taking the time to share your talent and experience with us.
When did your interest in photography begin?
October 2012 I met a wonderful woman as I was on a walk around my neighborhood with my children. I’m very shy and she was super friendly. She had her gorgeous twins with her. We met up a few times after that for walks around our area with our children. One day she was talking about photography and how she loves taking photo’s of her children, scenery etc. I’d always wanted to try a really nice camera and mentioned that. She said I could have hers for the weekend. I was blown away and ecstatic. We really didn’t know each other and this to me was just amazing and such a wonderful gesture.
I played with her camera for the weekend and literally cried at the images I captured of my little ones. I fell in love. The camera, the photo’s, the depth, the look of emotion that was captured. I just want to thank Maija Joyce, an angel really. I found my passion and my dream that weekend and if it wasn’t for your generosity I don’t know that I would have.
When did you decide to make photography your profession?
After falling head over heals with the images I captured with my friends camera I saved up for my own. I bought my Canon 60D before Christmas 2012, played with it for a month and decided to just jump all in. I knew this is what I wanted and knew it was my dream. January 2013 I started Caryanne Deanna Photography. I loved taking photo’s, I loved what I was doing. To think I could do this as a career was amazing. It definitely is a dream job to be able to do what you love to do.
What were your biggest hurdles when you started your business?
I think just finding the time. I’m a mom to 4 children and their dad works up north. All last year he was home for only 1.5 months. It was a bit of a struggle for me with my time management and not having daycare. I would only do shoots during nap time, which was very restricting. Family time is THE most important, I always have time at night for culling, editing, learning; me time!
What is the one piece of advice you wish someone would have given you when you were starting out?