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Art & Life with Becca Maas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Becca Maas.

Becca, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
My major in college was Media Arts, which covered a lot of things such as web design, animation, video production, and so much more. A friend of mine was getting married, and she thought of me to do her wedding video since it was kind of in line with my studies. I fell in love! For a few years, I was a hobbyist wedding videographer for friends and friends of friends until I decided to take it full time in 2017. I had also been dabbling in photography a bit and decided to make my business doing both photography and videography. I’ve commonly received the question of which I like more between photo and video, and it’s always been hard to come up with an answer to that. With such a broad undergrad program, I wasn’t sure where it all would take me. But I feel like photography is where I’m meant to be with my career, and I’m excited to keep growing my business.

Can you give our readers some background on your business?
I like to call my work “romantic, candid, and classic.” It’s important to me that my work will still look good on people’s walls in 10, 30, 50 years from now, which is one reason I shoot on film–it never goes out of style! Brides and grooms spend so much time and money, choosing just the right colors that are at their wedding, so I feel they deserve photos that accurately depict those decisions and aesthetics. In that regard, I also LOVE candid photos, whether it’s cute moments between the couple during sunset or old friends reuniting during cocktail hour. While I do a fair bit of posing during portraits making sure clients look their best, I also try to give them as many real moments and emotions as possible. It’s constantly in the back of my mind that the photos are about the wedding; the wedding is NOT about the photos.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
I personally thrive on alone time, and one of my favorite parts about running my business is how much time I get to be with myself and my thoughts at home during the week. However, it is definitely important to stay connected to the community! I’m in a lot of Facebook groups just for photographers where we can all ask questions, meet up, and refer work to each other. I also regularly attend The Rising Tide Society’s Tuesdays Together meetings. Tuesdays Together is a place for all creative entrepreneurs to get together and discuss topics to better their businesses. It’s female-heavy, but some men attend as well. You can learn more about these meet-ups here: https://losangeles.therisingtidesociety.com/

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I’m on most social media platforms, but I use Instagram and my website the most! The easiest way people can support entrepreneurs and small businesses like my own is to follow us and like our posts, maybe comment here and there. A little can go a long way! And the best compliment anyone can give me is to refer me to someone who may be looking for a photographer. That’s seriously the best feeling, and businesses like these are absolutely fueled by referrals and word of mouth.

Website: www.beccamaas.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/beccamaas
Facebook: www.facebook.com/maasbecca

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Image Credit:
Headshot taken by Tyler Chase Photography, edited by Becca Maas

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