Today we’d like to introduce you to Princess Wymon.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Princess. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
From a very young age, I enjoyed taking pictures of anything and everything. I distinctly remember receiving my first digital camera at the age of 11, it was a Sony Cybershot and it took my obsession to an entirely new level. From that moment I never went anywhere without some kind of camera but you can find photos around my house of me taking pictures even at the age of 3. I probably have just as many candid shots of my family and friends as I have pictures with them looking annoyed that my camera is once again on them.
I enjoy capturing moments that can be remembered forever in a photograph. Some of my favorite shots to this day have been taken when my friends or family were completely unaware that I was even looking in their direction. It’s gotten me to a point now where I can do something similar with a variety of different shoots I am hired for including family portraits, engagement, maternity, and weddings.
Has it been a smooth road?
It has not been a smooth ride by far with starting these ventures, I am currently operating under two business monikers, one is PhotoPri and the other is KP.Photo.Co. I started PhotoPri many years ago but never began branding either business until just this year. My first struggle I’ve had to overcome is simply believing in myself and that this was something I could actually pursue, I still call myself an amateur even with several shoots under my belt this year alone. This was something I started do to the support of my friends and family including my brothers who were the first to give me a DSLR because despite many attempts at saving I never could get the funds together due to financial obstacles in the family and with school. However, I have learned to work with any and all materials and resources available to me, especially with the help of YouTube videos and tutorials.
I started KP Photo Co earlier this year with a close friend and sorority sister, Krystal Alvarez because we had similar styles and a like passion that made working together fun and together we created beautiful images. We still encounter struggles to get clients with just how inundated the photography industry is and with a wide array of talent and styles but we are still a start up and we have to maintain our focus and dedication to our craft.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Photo_Pri story. Tell us more about the business.
At the heart of both PhotoPri and KP Photo Co, I am a photographer that loves to capture natural and candid photos to memorize that moment in time. I love to capture those beautiful off guard moments during weddings between the bride and the groom. Or that moment when couples are realizing they are taking maternity photos and that they have a real tiny human on the way and they are scared but happy and excited. I really love to capture the nervousness and excitement in couples that will be embarking on their forever journey. I technically specialize in engagement photography but lately I’ve been doing quite a few more weddings and graduations and maternity is definitely a favorite of mine.
Surprisingly what I would be known for would be capturing Disneybound photos at Disneyland. Disneybounding is when people dress inspired by a disney character (it’s amazing trust me, check the hashtag on insta.) I have an annual pass and I always happen to be the photographer standing around which will definitely explain my logo 🙂 I’ve gotten quite a few disney followers just from PhotoPri being tagged and it’s always easy to find me hanging out in the parks.
What I am most proud of is being so versatile and rarely saying “no” to a shoot. I love what I do and I have a ton of fun doing it, I love a challenge and I will find a way to make any location or situation work. I believe what sets me apart from others is that when we’re done with our shoot, it’ll feel like we just hung out for while instead of having a full blown photoshoot. I love to make all my models laugh and feel comfortable so that the photos are natural and at ease and their personality is able to shine through.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
With such an already inundated market and the rise of social media, I see the industry vastly expanding in amazing ways that will encompass the creative approaches that everyone can take and share. There’s going to always be new photographers with different points of view and angles to share that will influence the next and so on.
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