Ally of Ally Moore Photography
I really love your work. How long have you been involved with photography and what got you started?
I have been taking pictures for about 10 years now. My interest was sparked by a friend who was a hobbyist, but really good at it. It took me a number of years to feel like it was something that I could really pursue as a career, but in 2010 I started pursuing it professionally.
What is your favorite thing about being able to capture an image?
I love emotion, there is something about raw emotion that is just so beautiful, and there is nothing more amazing to be able to catch that. I recently got to photograph a birth, and while the baby's three-year old big brother held her for the first time, I captured a single tear rolling down his cheek. It's all about that for me.
You've moved a couple of times, tell us about where you are now?
I am currently based out of Nashville, Tennessee, but am available for travel worldwide (*hint hint*). I would love to be a destination wedding photographer!
What is your favorite photo and tell us about it.
Oh gosh, that's a loaded question, haha! I get a favorite from every session and it is so hard to choose, especially when I know the moment. I particularly love the ones of people who think they don't take great pictures, but then they totally rock it! I really can't choose one client over another, they are all great!
What kind of advice would you give to anyone that wants to start with photography business?
I have two pieces of advices for budding photographers. First, surrond yourself with other photographers. I really cannot express how important it is to know others. It doesn't matter if they are local or not, and it is really great to be able to have someone who is going through the same ups and downs as you. Running a photography business is NOT easy and it helps to have the support.
Second, try not to compare yourself to others. I can't tell you how easy it is to get down on yourself when you hare looking at pictures from someone who has been a professional for 10 years. What truly matters is how far you have come.
Thanks to Ally for the interview and the great advice for budding photographers. Check out Ally's website, facebook page and blog!