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Conversations with Stephanie Hicks

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Hicks. 

Stephanie, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I got into photography at 12 years young. I fell involve with photographing nature which later turned to photographing people. Once I graduated high school I decided to go to college for digital photography. I ended up having to drop out after experiencing the devastation loss of my baby. I hit a low point around that time. As years went by, I realized I never wanted to give up on my dreams so I pushed myself. In September of 2021, I decided it was time for me to make it somewhere, I just had my rainbow baby and wanted to make her proud. I advertised in some local Facebook groups and from there I continued to grow. The power social media has has helped my business grow fast. Looking through the lens of the camera is where I feel powerful. Making families’ memories come to life for them to have forever. To empowering women during a boudoir shoot and helping them find their confidence and love back for themselves is what I do best. My story is just starting and there are big things planned for me. I will continue to push myself to be better, do better, and am constantly learning. In this industry, there is always new things to learn. New styles to achieve, that’s what I love most about what I do. Being able to make others’ ideas come to life and capture true authentic and raw emotions. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Things have not always been so easy. In today’s world there are so many photographers out there and for someone just starting it can be hard to grab people’s attention and convince them to book with you. But I keep pushing, working on my marketing and advertising as well as my style in this industry. 

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I specialize in families, couples, and boudoir. I found boudoir being the main thing I am known for, but families is also a huge part of my job. When it comes to boudoir, I love being able to help women capture things about themselves they may not like and help them understand how perfect they truly are. Bringing them self-confidence and self-love. Hoping them truly love themselves as every women should. We are all so perfect, every shape and size. Are stretch marks all of it is beautiful in so many ways. When it comes to families, I love capturing how each individual family is different. Capturing each person’s personality is what I do best. When it comes to my client experience it’s not like most others. I send a questionnaire to really get to know every individual. We pick a location we think would best fit the style we are going for. Payment plans are always an option. I make sure everyone is as comfortable with me as possible. Most clients become a friend. I talk to most of them pretty often. We’re kinda like a big family. So many clients have told me how well I am able to capture every person’s personality so easily. Client guides are also a huge deal for me. Each client gets a guide to help them along the way on what to wear, what to expect, and a huge summary of who I am as a person and what my goals are for each shoot. 

What matters most to you?
The things that matter most to me are my family. They support me through everything I do. They’ll always have my back no matter what. I also love watching my daughter grow up and learning who she is becoming as a person. When it comes to my job, there isn’t a lot that doesn’t matter to me. I love making people smile and being able to capture that. Tell their story through images for them to have forever. Being able to empower women. Pretty much everything about my job matters to me. 

Pricing:

  • Families & couples start at $300
  • Maternity & Newborn start at $350
  • Boudoir starts at $400
  • Portrait start at $300
  • Branding starts at $500

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