Introducing Rhema Peterson of Rhema Faith Photography! This Month's featured Bettie!
Tell us about your very first shoot:
I actually didn’t even own a camera for most my first shoots. I borrowed my friends dads camera and took her Senior photos as well as a few photos of a group of friends. This was actually before I lived in Mexico.
If you could go anywhere and photograph anything, where would you go and what would you shoot?
I would love to go to India and photograph the people there. Really I would love to go EVERYWHERE and photograph people in their culture. I am extremely intrigued by Joey Lawrence who has some awesome documentaries about him photographing people groups. I don’t think you can honestly do the photography he does and not have your life changed by every person you photograph. Check him out! http://www.joeyl.com/
Also I am inspired by Steve McCurry and his portraits for national geographic.
What websites/blogs do you visit often?
Katelyn James blog!
What do you find most difficult about being a photographer?
Comparing yourself to others work/skills. And trying to balance owning a business and having a life!
What do you find most rewarding?
Knowing that what I do makes a difference! I get to capture fleeting moments for my clients. Moments that mean the world to them! Its an incredible and amazing job!
What's your 'photography story'?
I have always loved photography but the moment I knew I wanted to do it for a living was when I was 18.
I lived in Mexico for a year after I graduated from high school. I was in the airport heading back to mexico after break waiting in a SUPER long line, The lady in front of me was editing wedding photos on her laptop while we were in line. We started talking and she said she was headed to Mexico to meet with her husband to photograph a wedding together. Something sparked in me! I knew that’s what I wanted to do!
What 3 words best describe your style?
Real, Fun and Romantic!
If you were stranded on a dessert island with only one camera, lens, and accessory, what would you hope they would be?
Canon Mark III, 50 mm 1.2 I try to be pretty low maintenance when I shoot, so I don’t even need the accessory! Ha!
If you could be photographed by any photographer, living or dead, who would it be?
Oh man, this one is hard. Either Nate and Jaclyn from The Image Is Found mostly cause they are so fun and creative or Benj Haisch.
What one tip would you give a photographer starting out in your field?
Second shoot for someone before you shoot your own weddings and don’t worry about competition. Just be gracious and generous to other photographers!