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Art & Life with Carrie Holmquist

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carrie Holmquist.

Carrie, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I saved up and bought my first camera in high school. I loved using it for snapshots of friends and my first vacation on my own to Hawaii. My love of photography grew as I learned to capture subjects from different angles and play with varying levels of light. I was complimented on my “good eye” for taking photographs.

When my children were born in 2008, my passion for photography was renewed. I took a photojournalistic approach to documenting their first experiences and interactions with the world around them. I decided to enter my children in the rat-race that is child acting/modeling, I needed fresh headshots of them every six months or so. After trying a couple of recommended headshot photographers, I realized that the final images I got hardly looked like my kids at all. Colors were oversaturated and there seemed to be way too much brightness and retouching. I decided to upgrade my gear and start taking my own portraits of my children and those of others. It was then that I fell in love with the idea of capturing milestones in the lives of families. Whether it is a new baby on the way or the interaction of a child with her grandparents, all of these moments should be documented. I also have a strong love of travel and landscape photography. The colors in nature cannot be rivaled and photographing different experiences and places help keep the memories alive.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am a natural light photographer who focuses on organic looks of people and landscapes. I hope others get a sense of adventure and inspiration from looking at my work. I love colors that pop and images that calm the mind. I also love capturing interactions between families.

Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
Don’t change your style to suit clients or others. Stick with what caused you to fall in love with your art in the first place.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
They can follow me on social media and hire me to capture images of milestones in their lives.

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Carrie Holmquist

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