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Meet Holly Lynch of HOLLY LYNCH PHOTO in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Holly Lynch.

For many years, Holly Lynch was known for her presence in front of the camera, modeling in campaigns for brands like Neutrogena, Guess, Apple, Forever 21 and Chanel to appearing in numerous television shows, including CSI: Miami, Entourage, Necessary Roughness, The Vampire Diaries, Rules of Engagement and Ray Donovan. She’s also appeared in over 40 national commercials as well. However, Lynch decided to add another skill to her growing list of talents when she chose to start a business behind the camera.

Holly Lynch Photo began after the model-actress’ hobby of taking exceptional photos on her phone turned into an opportunity to create something much greater than what she could’ve imagined. “With all my experience in front of the camera, I knew I could use it in my photography work, so one Black Friday, I decided to bite the bullet and get myself a high-end camera and just dive right into it.”

That risk quickly turned into reward when Lynch got a chance to put her natural talent to work with her modeling agency. After taking notice of her new endeavor, the agency gave her the task of shooting some test shots with the models, which in turn began what is now Lynch’s expansive and very impressive portfolio.

Her photography work, which she says is always growing and perfecting, spans from headshots for talent to lifestyle photography. “Every photo tells a story, and I love telling stories,” Lynch explains. “You’re capturing a moment in time, a piece of history in a single image that will last forever. I truly love that.”

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I think most artists can say that the road to success isn’t easy. That’s why it’s so rewarding when your hard work, dedication, and sacrifices pay off.

I’m working with 22 years of experience in front of the camera, so there’s been more than a few challenges and obstacles along the way. It actually took me 17 years of that 22years to finally have the confidence, drive, and courage to buy my first real camera and start my journey to becoming a photographer. I had no idea where to start and not to mention dropping that much money was a little scary. What if I’m no good, what if I fail… etc. etc… I’ve never taken a class, I had zero experience and was basically just teaching myself along the way.

Like any artist, I found myself broke a few times along the way. I didn’t have the money for a photo class, lenses, or lighting. I worked with one prime lens and natural light. At first, I started shooting all my friends, learning how my camera worked by trial and error. It was definitely frustrating at times. I’d watch YouTube videos and even bought a used photography book online. Just like being an actor there’s a lot of competition out here.

How do you stand out? Why would people choose me over other photographers that have been doing this so much longer than me? I not only had to think about my work. I had to think of my brand and my marketing. None of this is easy.. and to be honest, Im still climbing that ladder to success. I’m constantly working to become a better photographer and have my work speak for itself. Its hard work, but im up for the challenge.

We’d love to hear more about what you do.
My company is called ‘HOLLY LYNCH PHOTO.”

I specialize in headshots, lifestyle photography, couples photography, and most recently conceptual photography. I shoot both indoor/outdoor photography. I tailor each shoot around my client’s needs, giving them uniqueness in their photographs. I’m known for my headshots (my bread & butter) and my conceptual shoots.

What sets me apart from other photographers are my super affordable pricing & my ability to make my clients feel super comfortable in front of the camera (Most ppl say they feel as if they’re shooting with a friend) I call myself “an actors photographer.” Since I’m also on the other side of the camera I know what it’s like to be a starving artist. I don’t think you need to spend a small fortune for amazing photos, so I make my prices lower than most photographers.

What also sets me apart is that I offer my conceptual photoshoots not just to artists, but to ANYONE… and of course at a super affordable rate. Who doesn’t want to be apart of a cool stylized editorial photoshoot??? There isn’t a single photographer in town offering what I do. I’m currently offering deals on my Bathtub & Neon photoshoots.

What I’m most proud of is how I turned my hobby into a side hustle then into a profitable business… and seeing the reactions of my clients when they look at their photos makes me so proud… it’s priceless.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
One of my favorite childhood memories, when I was very little maybe seven or eight yrs old, is when I was camping with my family. My Brother and I were fishing in this stream, and I caught my first big fish. I was soooooooo excited that when I reeled it in, I just couldn’t wait to show my Dad…

I took off running, fish still hooked and dangling on the fishing line. I ran dragging that poor fish with a huge smile on my face. When I finally found my Dad, he couldn’t help but laugh. I have photos from that trip, and I smile every time I see them.

Pricing:

  • Headshots $250 for 2 Looks, Includes FREE retouching (only $50 per additional look)
  • Bathtub and Neon photoshoots $250, Includes FREE retouching
  • Couples Photoshoots $250-$450 (Varies by shoot)
  • If they mention VoyageLA when booking a shoot they will receive 10% off

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Image Credit:
Bradley Meinz

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