Meet Michael and Lindsay Smith of Smith Photo Studios. This husband/wife team focus on weddings and portraits, shoot with their right eyes in manual mode using Nikon equipment. They shoot all RAW and use Pioneer Woman Photography Actions.
Describe the moment you decided it was time to pursue this as a career?
When we met and continued to see each other we realized we had a great team and knew that photography was something we could pursue as a couple.
What is one thing you’ve learned so far that has proven most valuable?
Always be over-prepared for ANY situation even those that seem non-photography. Be ready for wardrobe malfunctions and anything else that could go wrong.
What makes you different from everyone else?
We are a team that works so closely and can play off of each others strengths to maximize capturing all the details of the day.
One item you can’t live without?
Your favorite bokeh image?
Get Smart (Michael)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lindsay)
Where do you find inspiration?
Blogs, life, and small towns
What do you think is the most valuable aspect of your business?
How would you recommend that someone wanting to second shoot with you go about getting the gig?
Marry one of us, oh wait too late.
If you could second shoot with anyone, who would it be?
Ryan Estes (Michael)
Jasmine Star (Lindsay)
What’s your idea of the perfect photographer networking “date”?
Go out on a shoot and then upload and critique each other.
Anything else you would like to share?
Go for it! Just jump in and immerse yourself in photography. If photography is what you really want to do then go for it and work hard.