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Meet Nikki Zamora of Chasing Beauty Photography

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nikki Zamora.

Nikki, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
7 years ago my husband, Damien won a Nikon camera that arrived in a box on the porch. I love when boxes arrive!! When I handed my husband the package to open, he quickly handed it back to me and said, “it’s all yours honey, love you!” I was shocked to receive a new camera to replace the little square digital camera I had that was seeing its final days.

My husband is an Entrepreneur and I am lucky enough to get to travel with him to exotic and beautiful places, not to mention lots of epic adventures. The combination of my new camera and visiting beautiful destinations were the perfect recipe to inspire my passion to grow and flourish.

I spent the next couple years practicing, playing with angles, ideas, lighting, etc… Living close to the beach allowed for oodles of time taking sunset pictures. A little bit of a cliché but it gave me the hours I needed to learn about my camera, post processing and the mechanics of it all.

It was during this stage that I decided to move forward and turn my passion into my career path. Sitting at the dinner table with my family we brainstormed and checked available domains, since Chasing Sunsets was taken we all agreed on Chasing Beauty Photography and so it begun.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
For the most part it has been a smooth road, just normal hiccups that resulted in great lessons.

Please tell us about Chasing Beauty Photography.
I’m proud to say that we offer basically anything you find yourself in need of regarding photography. I specialize in giving my clients a pleasant experience with a final product they will cherish for years and will be adored by generations to come. I’ve had a wonderful success rate of repeat business and becoming a client’s go to photographer.

Along with any portraits I also offer personal branding, fashion/model shoots, all types of events to boudoir.

It’s been very rewarding to have built great friendships with several of my clients resulting in repeat business and lots of referrals.

I always set out to over deliver and I think that’s what sets me apart. I don’t time your shoot, we shoot until my clients are confident they have the images they were hoping for. I’m very affordable and love what I do.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I’d would have gotten my sessions more in sync by learning how long it took to edit one session.

Going through the needed price adjustments to properly compensate my time.

I had a tendency of over shooting… Ending up with 1000 images instead of 300 great images, Those types of things.

I find myself eager to help other up and coming photographers with valuable tools and resources to help them avoid the hurdles that I overcome.

Pricing:

  • Portraits $250 (Includes approx. 75 edited images downloadable in high res. on my website, includes printing rights)
  • Personal Branding $350 (includes a 4 hour shoot at location of your choice. Approx 150 edited images)
  • Weddings $2500 (includes 6 hours of shooting, 2 photographers, Approx. 1000 edited images)

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