Today we’d like to introduce you to Paige Sara.
Paige, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started taking photos at a very young age– around twelve– while on family vacations. I loved capturing the scenery of a new place which led to receiving a camera as a gift, then later on beginning to take nature photos of my mother’s rose garden, then portraits of family and friends.
I went to a high school that had a very thorough and well-known arts program, so I studied film photography for my four years there, and by the time I graduated, I had already begun shooting professionally. I was a local wedding photographer’s assistant as well as a shooter for a high-end studio close by. Shortly after graduation, I dove into the world of music photography which fueled the passion I simultaneously felt for music and photography.
During this discovery, I went to community college for a year and a half before dropping out to work freelance full time and grow my business. Up until this point, I was living in orange county, though after some time commuting to LA for work, I ended up moving out to the Hollywood area to fully immerse myself in the world of music and photography that is so readily available in LA. After a month of living in LA, I quickly felt my career escalating into what it is now; I can still feel it evolving every day.
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?
Nothing in creativity is simplistic. Working a freelance job is unstable and oftentimes tumultuous. Anyone who is pursuing creativity knows the feeling of uncertainty which overcomes you at times. They also know the high of feeling creatively fulfilled when you hit a home run on a project. So, the short answer is yes, there are struggles, but I like to say that they even out with the good feelings. To me, it is worth scraping pennies every once and a while just to not have to sit at a desk all day nine to five, you know?
Finance aside, there’s the struggle of creative blocks, uninspiring projects or clients, or just straight up missing the mark sometimes. But it happens to everyone and it’s part of the process. For every low, there is an equal if not more emotionally stimulating high.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Paige Sara Photo – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Paige Sara Photo is my company and I am the only individual behind it. I am a freelance photographer that specializes in music photography. Ultimately, I help artists find their image and brand by photographing portraits, live shows and more to create content for them to promote their music.
I am often regarded as the light modifiers, colors and visual tricks that I use to make my works and the clients stand out. I was well known for prism effects in my photos that look like kaleidoscopic visions.
Something that sets me apart from other photographers is my understanding for music and the musician’s process. The majority of my friends are musicians and I have begun to dip my toes in the writing process as well, so I am quite familiar with the artist perspective, which helps me relate better to my clients.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
There are big changes that have been in the works of my mind for a very long time, I am looking forward to the next chapter.