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Art & Life with Paige Mychael

Today we’d like to introduce you to Paige Mychael.

Paige, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
ALL THE FEELS. I never used to think I was an overly emotional person, but the older I get the more I’ve realized just how centered my world is around feelings. Whether it be my own relationships, becoming a doctor to help make others feel better, or capturing your life in a photo forever – it really is all about the feels, ya feel?

I am a medical student, dog mom, and lifestyle photographer. I grew up in Northern California, but have spent a lot of time in Santa Barbara and now San Diego pursuing medicine. While some might think being a doctor and being a photographer are such different spectrums, I try to approach them both with the same mentality – with my whole heart.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
Photography is a medium that allows me to create living proofs of your most memorable moments. I want you to feel your photos come to life every time you look at them – that means I’m all about those candid nose wrinkles, intimate embraces, playful laughter, small details and grand gestures.

I distinctly remember editing a good friend’s couple sesh a while back – Valerie Lendvay Photography, she’s straight up amazing if you haven’t seen her work yet – and told my roommate “I JUST FEEL LOVED.” She looked at me inquisitively and said, “You mean you feel THEIR love?” I laughed and responded, “Nope. I feel loved just editing their faces.”

I want your feelings to be contagious. I want you to feel loved every time you walk into your home and see your beautiful life on your walls. I want you to be reminded of all the good things you have in this sometimes hard world. I want you to see your beauty.

How do you think about success, as an artist, and what do quality do you feel is most helpful?
In today’s age with social media being dominated by the number of followers, likes, and comments it’s really easy to become preoccupied with those stats. All of the sudden your definition of success and expectations becomes a numbers game. The constant comparison to other amazing photographer’s and resulting disappointment can stress your feelings of success. Sometimes it’s hard to take a step back from being overly critical of your own work.

The more I think about it, the more I believe success is defined by happy clients and new friendships. I thrive off messages back from clients telling me how much their love their photos and seeing us keep in touch over the years.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Instagram! I also have a Facebook page, but I post more frequently on insta. Website coming soon. 🙂

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Laurie Ashley Photography

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1 Comment

  1. erin macdonald

    July 16, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Wow I love your work…every shot makes you feel the emotions of the subject…wowza!!

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