Today we’d like to introduce you to Stacy Fisher.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I fell in love with photography when I started a lifestyle blog in 2012. I bought my first DSLR camera, experimented with shooting interiors (mostly my own home), and eventually found my focus shift towards portraits when I had my first daughter, Bryn, in 2015. Friends soon started asking me to photograph their little ones and because it just felt so natural, I decided to officially offer family photography as a creative service.
Great, 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 can’t say it’s been the smoothest road! After a couple years of shooting outdoor family sessions at beaches, parks, etc., I realized how much I love the more natural, less posed approach to photographing clients in their personal spaces. I’ve run into a lot of confusion with the fact that I’m only available for in-home sessions, especially considering we live in such a beautiful city with almost perfect weather year-round.
But in my experience, nothing compares to the realness I find when families can just kick back and be themselves at home. Kids always seem to let their guard down when they’re on their turf and it’s those in-between moments that create the sweetest, most genuine kind of memories. Not only are families more relaxed in the comfort of their own homes, but I believe their surroundings also help tell their story. It’s an intimate reflection of who they are and how their day to day looks during this particular season of life. The mundane details that go unnoticed will be what melts their hearts, looking back years from now.
I understand this candid style of photography is not for everyone but I’ve chosen to stay true to my original vision, even if that means turning off a lot of potential clients who may prefer a sunset beach session, for example.
With that, my advice to those just starting out is to be persistent and consistent. Don’t worry about the competition or making other people happy. Just focus on owning your style, pour yourself into your passion, and don’t look back. And yes, I realize how cliché all of this sounds, but I wish someone gave me permission to do things my way a long time ago. It would have saved me a lot of stress, money, and mistakes.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Babe & Bungalow – what should we know?
I am a lifestyle photographer based in San Diego, specializing in cozy in-home family sessions. I also have a blog featuring laid back interior design, casual personal style, and the power of self care, all while navigating the ups and downs of motherhood.
My greatest inspirations revolve around the concept of comfort, in both creating inviting spaces, as well as documenting the stories within. In addition to family photography, I also offer interior photography, interior styling, and professional organization services. My goal is to encourage others to find the benefits of living in spaces that allow them to unwind and truly express what they’re all about.
Do you recommend any apps, books or podcasts that have been helpful to you?
In a creative field, it is so important for me to just stay inspired. My regular go-to’s are TheSelby.com, Bleubirdblog.com, Mothermag.com, and TheGlow.com – all of which are blogs/sites that are constantly adding the kind of fresh content that makes me want to pick up my camera and create something beautiful.
I also recently subscribed to Girls Night In, a weekly newsletter encouraging self-care, and I have a collection of books on my nightstand that I flip through pretty much daily: The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney, Surf Shack by Nina Freudenberger, and The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees.
- Website: https://babeandbungalow.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/babeandbungalow_/
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Stacy Fisher of Babe & Bungalow