Photographer Interview | Life as a Photographer with Tiffany Parrish Photography

Jennifer Wilcox

Photographer Interview with Tiffany Parish Photography |  Baby Joy Studios Blog for Photographers | Newborn photography props
This weeks photographer interview is with newborn, baby and maternity photographer Tiffany Parish of Tiffany Parish Photography.  Tiffany is such a beautiful lady inside and out and I am so excited to share her work with you!  Make sure you have joined the newsletter so you don’t miss out on more photographer interviews and studio tours to come!   Let’s take a peak into the life of photographer Tiffany…

Where do you live? Kennewick ,WA

Tell us a bit about how you began your journey into photography. How long have you had your photography business?
Where to begin! I was given my first camera for Christmas when I was 5 years old. Literally ever since I have been obsessed. Every bit of money I had back then went to film and to getting them developed. I love pictures so much! They tell SUCH a story! Even though we all have our memories…. it’s those pictures that bring it all back to life. Pictures are my everything!

Photographer Interview with Tiffany Parish Photography |  Baby Joy Studios Blog for Photographers | Newborn photography props

Describe your photography style. What invaluable lessons have you learned that helped you develop your distinct style?
I love vintage, dreamy, white, lacy, and farm house like. Thats about it! My style doesn’t come out all the time but most of the time it does. A lesson that I have learned is that don’t compare yourself to others. I can remember countless nights I would lay awake in bed scrolling through Facebook just beating myself up. One day I just had enough so I just quit. I love my style and I love how how do things.

Are you formally taught or self taught? What has been the best form of education you have taken (workshop, mentor, online classes etc) if any?
Totally self taught. With the help of some very dear photographer friends who have helped me. Lots of late night reading and studying. I would still love to do a mentoring class though.

What is your favourite photography genre to photograph (newborn, maternity, family, weddings etc)? Newborns all the way! Those sweet angels bring a little piece of heaven every time they come! After my 3rd child I was forced to tie my tubes and I was devastated. I wanted more kids so bad! So these sweet babies help the void my heart feels.

If you photograph newborns what is your favourite technique to get them to settle and sleep?
The mom and the bink! That’s it. No tricks really. Every baby is different. SO I really have no tricks. Just the mom and the bink!

Natural available light or studio lighting? Studio or on location sessions?
Studio lighting. I have a home based studio and we built a room just for my studio. It doesn’t have the best lighting so I had to go studio. I love both though!

Nikon or Canon, other? Favorite lens?
Canon! 50mm 1.4 is always on my camera.

Photographer Interview with Tiffany Parish Photography |  Baby Joy Studios Blog for Photographers | Newborn photography props

How do you find the balance between work and your personal life?
Don’t let any client run your life…… and don’t be afraid to say NO! I was never getting sleep, running around trying not make anyone upset and trying to everything to keep my clients happy. One day I broke and I had to stop. My family is my TOP #1 priority. No one will come above that. Once I started myself on a schedule I made sure that I followed it and not to make changes for someone. Of course things happen but I stick to it. I am a mother and wife and this is something I LOVE to do that brings me joy. Now I do a session a week. NO MORE THEN THAT! I make sure not to book more then 3-4 a month. It’s too much for me. Gosh my life is seriously so easy with making that schedule. Some weeks I don’t have any and that’s even more fun too! I took the pressure off and now I am back to enjoying it.

If you had one piece of advice to give on how to co-ordinate and choose your props for a session, what would it be?
You don’t have to have every prop out there. I mean, I have a lot of props and I love prop shopping but it can be too much. Just the baby itself is beautiful.

What is your favourite Baby Joy Studios Product? 
The wraps!!!!!! 

Photographer Interview with Tiffany Parish Photography |  Baby Joy Studios Blog for Photographers | Newborn photography props

What photographers do you admire and inspire you?
Oh wow! Soooooo many! Too many to list. Here’s just a few: Meg Bitton, Carly Kay Photography and Keri Meyers.

When you are not working, how do you love to spend your days? Hobbies, family, travel etc?
I am with my family all the time! I have 3 seriously amazing beautiful kids: Paige 8, Ty 7 and Stockton 4. Life is busy and soooooo awesome! I am also a very devote Mormon and am very busy with church. I just love the gospel so much! I also LOVE antiques and paint, shop and love to decorate my home.

You can follow Tiffany’s work on her website and facebook page.

Photographer Interview with Tiffany Parish Photography |  Baby Joy Studios Blog for Photographers | Newborn photography props

Thank you so much Tonia for sharing with us! Keep on eye on your inbox for another interview coming in next weeks newsletter!  Shop newborn and baby photography props in the shop.

 

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In the Studio With Aimee Pool | Natural Light Photography Studio

This week we are in the studio with Aimee  of  Aimee Pool Photography!  Let’s take a peak into this warm, organic natural light studio in California.

Photography Studio Tour | Aimee Pool Photography | Interviewed by Baby Joy Studios Photography Props

Where is your studio located? Scotts Valley, California

Is your studio commercial or residential?  My studio is located in a little retail shopping center

Do you use natural light, studio light or both? 100% Natural Light

Photography Studio Tour | Aimee Pool Photography | Interviewed by Baby Joy Studios Photography Props

Photography Studio Tour | Aimee Pool Photography | Interviewed by Baby Joy Studios Photography Props

How long have you been a photographer? I have been doing photography professionally for 6 years although it has been a hobby of mine since I was in High School.  I got my first studio space two years ago and I was there for about a year. I have been in my current studio for a little over a year now.

How did you choose your space? I choose my studio because it offers amazing natural light and it has beautiful wood floors. The entire front of my studio is surround by sliding glass doors and windows, it is perfect and it gives me a lot of space to work with. I wanted a space that would be big enough to have a parent and sibling area so I was super excited that this space large enough for me to create this. My parents have their own little area that is set-up for them to relax in.

In three words how would you describe the style and feeling your studio evokes? Airy, warm and organic… Yes, it is airy and warm all at the same time.

Photography Studio Tour | Aimee Pool Photography | Interviewed by Baby Joy Studios Photography Props

What type of photography do you specialize in? How has your studio helped you grow your business, if  it has? I specialize in newborns, maternity and children. I am also known in my area for my field and beach maternity sessions. My studio has been the best decision that I have ever made for my business and it has grown leaps and bounds since I opened my studio.

What is your favourite thing about your studio space? What makes it special to you? I love the natural light and the warm feeling that it offers. I recently added a parent area that is comfortable and relaxing for families and I am so happy to have it. My clients are always telling me how comfortable my studio is and many of my parents often take naps during their newborns session.

Photography Studio Tour | Aimee Pool Photography | Interviewed by Baby Joy Studios Photography Props
Photography Studio Tour | Aimee Pool Photography | Interviewed by Baby Joy Studios Photography Props

How do you keep your props organized and ready to use for sessions? I store my blankets on some shelves and I store my maternity gowns and children’s dresses in a wardrobe closet. I have two antique towel racks that I hang my wraps on and I just love them, they are probably one of my favorite things in my studio.

Photography Studio Tour | Aimee Pool Photography | Interviewed by Baby Joy Studios Photography Props

Advice and tips for opening a studio?   A studio can be scary but it has been the best decision that I have ever made for my business. When looking for a studio I think that it is important that you find something that matches your style. I am a natural light photographer so I needed a space that would have lots of beautiful light flowing in. I looked for months before I signed the lease on my current studio. I wanted a certain look and feel along with the natural light so I think that it is important to not rush into something but to wait right space.

You can view Aimee’s photography work on her website and follow her on facebook.  Thank you so much Aimee for sharing your gorgeous studio! View more studio tours here.

Shop Baby Joy Studios Props here.

Newborn Photo Props | Baby Joy Studios | Headbands, wraps, hats

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Online Photography Courses | Learn outdoor golden hour lighting

Ready to get comfortable shooting outdoors?! The Milky Way online courses may be the push you need!   So far I have taken the Milky Way outdoor lighting class, the studio lighting class and the newborn posing class and I highly, highly recommend them all!! These classes are a really great way to get detailed and comprehensive training from the comfort of your own home! I sit on my couch after the kids go to bed and watch them on my ipad with a cup of tea!

The courses are a mixture of pdf’s and video tutorials. Lisa and Erin have a natural talent to lay everything out in an easy way to read and the course are organized in a simple to the point way (which I love!! Who has time to read through the fluff these days ?!).  Plus you get access to the courses and videos for life! I am continually going through my courses over the year and looking things up again.  For those of you who follow my photography work, Rebecca Joy Studios, know that I am mainly a studio light photographer.  For me to get outdoors pushes me out of my comfort zone for sure! I wanted to share a photo session I did just this week (see below).  This is my second outdoor session since  taking the outdoor lighting course! I am thrilled with the results and the confidence I am gaining to venture outdoors!! I adore the golden hour photos and am happy to have them in my portfolio finally! Thank you Lisa and Erin!!

Good news! The next set of fall classes have just opened! Plus they are offering early bird pricing to the classes but only until September 12th.  Then classes start on Sept 16th. So if you are ready to educate yourself and nail those photos you have always wanted to achieve this is the time! The courses do fill up and sell out. The outdoor class is called {Enlighten}. For more information and to get the early bird pricing check it out here.

More info on all the classes available >>

Outdoor Lighting – Enlighten

          Studio Lighting – Illuminate  (see my photo session results from this class here)

Newborn posing – Beyond the Beanbag

Newborn Editing – Purely Polished

Photos by Rebecca Joy Studios | Photography Courses | Natural Outdoor Lighting | Studio Lighting
Photos by Rebecca Joy Studios | Photography Courses | Natural Outdoor Lighting | Studio Lighting
Photos by Rebecca Joy Studios | Photography Courses | Natural Outdoor Lighting | Studio Lighting
Photos by Rebecca Joy Studios | Photography Courses | Natural Outdoor Lighting | Studio Lighting

The Milky Way | Online Photography Classes | newborn photography

 

Outdoor Lighting – Enlighten

Studio Lighting – Illuminate

Newborn posing – Beyond the Beanbag

Newborn Editing – Purely Polished

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Newborn Headband & wrap set | Photo Props

Hot off the camera! Love this gorgeous photo by the talented Kelley Ryden Newborn Photographer! Baby is not only sporting the biggest smile, but also the new matching headband to the {Organic Weave} mini blanket!  This set will be coming to the shop soon! Make sure you are a Baby Joy Member to get notified and to receive promos! Join for free here. Shop the mini blanket and more photo props here.

Newborn Photography Props | by Baby Joy Studios

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