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Art & Life with Britney McCoy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Britney McCoy.

Britney , please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I have always had a love for taking pictures. I met my husband in 2009, and he introduced me to photography. Some of our fist dates were of him teaching me how to use a camera, and photoshop. I took some pictures of a baby I used to babysit, and when I delivered the images, the parents started to cry. That’s why I love my job. I get to capture the most precious moments forever. Now that i’m a mom, I understand how important it is to capture the newborn and first year of life. These little humans grow so fast!

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I specialize in newborn photography. I typically photograph babies at just 5-10 days old. A newborn baby relies on the warmth of a mother, her breast for food, and her voice for comfort. My job is to capture this moment, and to capture motherhood. A newborn baby will fit perfectly in the palm of dads hands, and just like that the moment will be over. I get to make sure they can relive the moments. Becoming a parent is overwhelming, and the most special moment of your life. I want to capture the perfect, and the imperfect moments. I want to capture all the baby love!

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
A big challenge with the particular type of art I do, is to remember that my clients don’t want perfect. As a photographer, i’m always criticizing myself. i’m always thinking “how can I improve”? I’ve learned over the years my clients love their baby the way no one else will. They see something I don’t see. I don’t have to capture the perfect pose. I just need to capture all the love. Staying humble, and connecting with my clients is my goal. I don’t want people to say – “She has the best photography props”! I want people to say that I Captured the moment with love, and care for their new bundle of joy. And that they will cherish my images forever.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
My community has shown so much support for my love of newborn photography. I’m truly grateful for my instagram followers. Instagram is where I post most of my work, and you can also see some cute pics of my daughter, Elliott!

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