We are excited to have the Editor-in-Chief, Kelli France of France Photography, as one of our Celebrity Photographers for the month of October.
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Meet the Forum Founder, Kelli France. Kelli has run France Photography for 11 years. She specializes in fashion-inspired photography for teens & women and offers Cinematic Sessions which have become very popular with her clients. She has been published in Professional Photographers Magazine and Colorado Weddings Magazine. Kelli was a speaker twice for “The Savvy Sisterhood Photography Workshops” and has hosted workshops of her own for photographers. Kelli was featured as “Photographer of the Month” on the Prop Insanity blog and has also been featured on other photo blogs including Inspire Me Baby, The Savvy Photographer, All Things Baby, Moms with Cameras, Red Leaf Boutique, and Salt & Prep. She was also a contributing writer for 2 years on The Creative Mama Blog.
What camera do you use? Favorite lens?
Nikon D700, 50mm 1.4 for photography and the Canon Mark ii, 50 mm 1.2 for videography
Why do you think honest critique on your images is important?
Sometimes one simple suggestion can be all you need to take your images to where you want them to be.
What has been the most helpful critique you ever got on an image?
There’ve been a few: One was on lighting newborns when I was told to turn the baby at a diagonal to get better “butterfly” light. Another one was when I was told to watch the background and avoid everyday objects that can be distracting in your images.
What 3 words would you use to describe your style?
Romantic, soft, and emotional
Where do you pull your inspiration from?
Magazines, movies, and the people I photograph.
What is one specific way that you balance work and family?
I only try to work when my 4 kids are sleeping or at school. I have set work hours so even my husband knows when I work and I take the weekends off for a breather.
Best biz/photo advice?
Think things through, then follow through.
What have you learned the hard way?
Oh gosh…EVERYTHING! I feel like I’ve done everything backwards but it’s been good because I’m able to teach other photographers from all the mistakes I’ve made as the founder of Francypants Academy.
How does your business deal with the rise in photographers. What have you done to standout and compete?
One thing I do to stand out though is I offer Cinematic Sessions with every photo session. They’ve been a big hit with my clients!
Where have most of your 2011 clients come from (besides WOM)?
Google and a display in my OBGYN office.
What has been the best workshop or convention you’ve attended so far?
I went to Jeff & Julia Woods’ workshop with my husband and it changed my life and my business.
What is your most popular product?
Videos on DVD, Storyboards and Image Boxes
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