Introducing our January Member Feature, Julie Livermore of Julie Liveremore Photography.
Website and blog: www.julielivermorephotography.com
Genre of Photography: Family Portraits
What's your 'photography story? In a short period of time, I quit my professional career to stay home with our children, my husband lost his job, and we ended up moving from Tucson, AZ to a small town in Wyoming. I adored being home with the boys, but needed to be busy and challenged. I became obsessed (and still am) with learning how to operate my camera, natural light, and post- processing.
Tell us about your very first shoot: Being in a small town with no natural light photographers, I was quickly asked to take photos for family and friends. Business started to grow and then my husband was transferred to Fort Collins, CO. Two years later we moved again to Westminster, CO. I feel like I have had a lot of “first shoots” and rebuilding, but new locations, families and experiences are what make this job so fun!
What do you specialize in? Showing the beauty and love of family.
What three words best describe your style? Loving, joyful, and natural
If you were stranded on a desert island with only one camera, lens, and accessory, what would you hope they would be? My iPhone, Lifeproof case, and my family. My phone is light and always with me (unlike my Canon Mark III and favorite prime lens, the 50mm 1.4). I find so many moments I want to remember are captured spontaneously on my cell phone (although my 2015 goal is to bring my big camera everywhere). I probably wouldn't be a photographer if it wasn't for the support and inspiration of my husband and children, so I am taking them too!
If you could go anywhere and photograph anything, where would you go and what would you shoot? I would love to photograph my husband and two sons at an old crumbly castle in Ireland! They would love to pretend they are knights and I would love to capture something historic in a modern way.
If you could be photographed by any photographer, living or dead, who would it be? I do not like being photographed by myself, but I would love to have Maggie Fortson reshoot our wedding and Tara Whitney to capture the essence of our family.
What one tip would you give a photographer starting out in your field? Value your time and art.
What websites/blogs do you visit often? I typically use Facebook or Pinterest as a jumping point, and if I see a photo that makes me stop in my tracks, I will often click on the artist's website for more!
What do you find most difficult about being a photographer? The business side—taxes, marketing, pricing, etc.
What do you find most rewarding? The creative side—capturing genuine and usually joyful family moments with the goal that they will be displayed as art in their home now and treasured in the future.