Today we’d like to introduce you to B Fuller.
Hi B, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I was born in Los Angeles – Compton specifically, but raised in the Kansas City area. Any time I come back to LA, I gain a sense of inspiration to do something creative or manifest my ideas, so I always feel a huge sense of connection with the city.
COVID was a gift and a curse, I lost my grandma and it was a difficult experience for me because I didn’t really get the opportunity to see her off or spend as much time due to the curfews put in place and the instructions to stay away from anyone sick or elderly because of this crazy virus.
She passed of natural causes but to plan a funeral during a pandemic was tough and finances weren’t the issue, funeral homes were simply backed up gravesites were as well. So grieving process was not the norm. I helped out with putting together a video, a combination or photos and videos to remember her in her truest form. It was challenging because I cried like 300x doing it but it was beautiful. My family loved it and my cousin shared it with a friend of hers. Her friend owns her own marketing agency in Los Angeles and she reached out to have me do a video for the passing of a loved one.
I quoted a price and she tripled it. I was shocked. I’ve been playing around with photography and videos for years. I’m also known for doing them at work. I’ve been managing a team virtually the past five years. I just do it to make work easier and keep things more interesting. I haven’t been the best because I just didn’t take it serious, but from that moment of doing the video for my cousin’s friend I’ve been on go mode. I starting doing photo shoots. Learning as much as I can and networking. Opportunities started opening up for me. I rarely post on social media and word of mouth has gotten me near some great individuals.
I’ve been booked to do many events from birthday parties, baby showers, grand openings, bridal showers, graduation photo shoots and parties, photoshoots for products, book signings and nonprofit organizations.
I love the craft. The fact that I get paid to do it is a bonus. I’ll continue to learn and grow each day I’m breathing.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Of course, it’s not easy. I’ve had my hiccups along the way and I’m sure I’ll have more as I learn. There were moments I wasn’t prepared. Having low batteries, forgetting equipment/breaking equipment or even getting lost to get to a location. Sometimes not securing payments appropriately. But you live and learn. Each obstacle I learn from. I now have multiple cameras, battery packs, I take online courses, create contracts and I definitely visit an unfamiliar location well in advance.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a photographer all around. I love to capture beautiful moments. I started off family-focused but I have since branched out. I want to do it all. I’m most proud of being a part of the nonprofit organization assisting with their media, “Swim with SJ”. The organization was created by Arielle R (Founder) to help children with autism learn to swim with no financial burden for the parents. It’s a great feeling to see the joy on the children’s faces as they learn to swim and of course to see the improvement along the way.
Any big plans?
I would love to tackle a wedding, specifically destination weddings. I absolutely love to travel and of course witness love, I’ll continue to dedicate my time to perfecting my craft.
- Instagram: @Bfullerphoto
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/bfullerphoto
All photos @bfullerphoto B. Fuller Photography