Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexis Harrington-Soper.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My love for photography began as a child and blossomed as I got older. When it was time to go to college, I knew there was only one place for me – Brooks Institute of Photography. In college, I spent many wonderful years learning and developing a clean graphic style all my own. After graduating, I found myself in the niche market of jewelry photography. I worked closely with jewelry designers bringing their art to life, by mastering how light responds and transforms reflective material. I spent over ten years photographing products and jewelry. As my work evolved, I switched to a new genre: lifestyle family photography. Interestingly, I was able to apply my graphic style from products into framing portraits. I often describe photography as creative problem solving. I love figuring out how to master a product’s reflection, the same as I relish working in a client’s home and capturing the best light for portraits.
Please tell us about your art.
What is not to love about photography? Photography is a roller coaster of emotions, anticipation, surprise, satisfaction, joy, intimacy, thrill….it has it all! Truth be told, I love surprises. To me photography is one big surprise, you never know when you set out on a session what images you are going to capture. My photography style is rooted in lighting technique with a bight airiness that I think helps capture the true emotions of those that I am photographing.
I strive to evoke true emotions from my clients. I use techniques like playing games, chatting, and asking questions to get real smiles and reactions. My goal is to capture meaningful memories and moments – love, a glance, laughter – the bonds that families share. My favorite photos are those where my clients are looking directly into the camera. There is something about that direct eye contact which captures life and intimacy.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
Practice, Practice, Practice! Photography is trial and error; get to know your equipment and how it works in different lighting scenarios.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My professional work can be found on my website and on my Facebook page:
Recent photo sessions are on my blog: www.aehphotography.com/blog.
Personal work can be found on my Instagram page: www.instagram.com/aehphotography
- Address: San Diego, CA
- Website: aehphotography.com
- Phone: 8588051542
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aehphotography/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aehphotography/