Today we’d like to introduce you to Nat Warr.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I grew up in a family immersed in the arts and have always loved photography. I started to pursue photography after taking some film photography classes. I eventually switched to digital, and when the opportunity came up to open a small studio, I went for it and started my business in 2010. When I first started my business, I focused on photographing newborns, kids, families, and events. In my second year of business, I had an opportunity to photograph a children’s clothing line! I loved this new avenue of photography and began to expand the commercial side of my business. Throughout the years, I have had the honor of working with some amazing clients, including; Cinepolis, Kerry Walsh, Liberty Station, Rush Cycle, and more!
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I think the toughest years of my business were the first three years when I was building cliental, learning the ups and downs of running a business and trying to get my name out there. I did a lot of free work to keep building my portfolio, and I wondered if it would ever pay off. I’m so grateful I stuck it out because I saw huge growth in my fourth and fifth years of being in business. In my sixth year of business, I was so overwhelmed with the amount of work I had coming in that I had to hire an assistant. To this day, I continue to work with an assistant or intern, which I am so grateful for!
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I specialize in lifestyle photography and Videography for brands, businesses, influencers, and families. I also photograph headshots, newborns, and births. Whether I’m working with a business, product or family, I strive to bring my client’s vision to life and capture their true essence. One of my favorites parts about what I do is getting to hear a client’s story and capture their inner and outer beauty. I also love collaborating on a team for larger-scale shoots.
Some of my favorite projects have been- P1440 Shoot with Kerry Walsh and family- It was an amazing experience meeting Kerry and her family and working with an incredible team of make-up artists, the PR team (Olive Creative Strategies), an art director, and stylists!
Cinepolis Shoot- It was such a great experience to work with a PR team, models and art director to capture imagery for such an incredible company.
Liberty Station Shoot- Such an awesome experience photographing this gem of a community and working with an amazing company called Olive Creative Strategies to bring their vision to life.
Edge hair Collection- This project was very creative and inventive. I got to work with the creative genius husband and wife team Anthony and Gloria edge and hair and makeup artist Jessica Valera.
I’m especially proud of the opportunities I have had to work with the special needs community and non-profits organizations- In particular, Gigi’s Playhouse, CLU special education School, interfaith, and Feeding the Soul Foundation have been some highlights in my career!
How do you define success?
I define success as being grateful for every day, having a positive outlook, and finding beauty in life.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: natwarr.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/natwarr
- Facebook: facebook.com/natwarrphotography
- Twitter: twitter.com/natwarrphotography
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