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Meet Dré Harris

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dré Harris.

Dré, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m originally from Philadelphia, PA. I moved here when I was 17 in 2013 after I received an academic scholarship to study at Pepperdine. My dad is in the music industry and moved to Los Angeles when I was 14 and I fell in love with the city when he would bring my brothers and I to spend our summers here.

I started doing photography as a career in 2015 while a sophomore at Pepperdine University after I purchased a DSLR and decided I would start pursuing what I wanted to do while I was still in college. I graduated from Pepperdine in 2018, and I have been a photographer, videographer and freelance marketing consultant working in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, PA, and Houston, TX.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It hasn’t always been a smooth road, I worked at the book store until I was a junior in college and after that, I divided up my time between school, photography, and Uber. Before the start of my senior year, I was about to drop out of college and move back in with my mother, when I started working for Apogee Electronics. I worked there full time while in school and expanded my skill set a lot and after a peaceful exit, I have been focusing on building my business and eventually opening up a photo studio.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I offer photography, videography, graphic design, and web design services. I also help clients develop marketing strategies and help with the creative aspect of product launch and development. I’m most proud of the list of clients that I have worked with and I feel that sets me apart from others. Most of my clients have either been brands or artists who need content, and I am optimistic about who I will work with this year.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in luck, I believe that everything happens for a reason, and how you respond to what happens to you in life determines your success. For me personally, I think that unfortunate things that have happened to me in my life and with my business, may have seemed to be bad, but most times have set me up for greater things. I think that opposition makes you stronger.

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Image Credit:

1st photo : Joyeux battle 2nd: peace ikediuba 3rd: Taheira for Sennheiser 4: Keri Hilson Singer 5: Stan Lee (creator of marvel)6: Laura Govan (reality star) 7: dan rue comedian at baron davis black Santa celebrity basketball game. 8: Actor Robert Richard 9: Singer Melody Thornton (formerly of pussycat dolls)

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