Today we’d like to introduce you to Marcus Anthony.
Marcus, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Photography has always been a hobby of mine since I was 13. I’ve always owned a camera ever since digital became affordable. But it wasn’t until my mid-20s that I decided to do pursue it as a profession. I was in Las Vegas for a friend’s 30th b-day and we walked into an art gallery in Caesar’s Palace. On the wall was a HUGE photograph of a male lion leaping over a dried creek bed. It was black and white and it was beautiful. I was inspired. The next day I bought a 5D Mark III and haven’t looked back. That was in 2013. It’s 2016 and I have a thriving business that I can’t wait to wake up every day and work at.
Has it been a smooth road?
It’s been a surprisingly smooth road I’m embarrassed to say. Don’t get me wrong, it’s physically and mentally exhausting shooting a 13-hour wedding. There are even multi-day weddings in some cultures. Sometimes it’s a struggle to remember to drink water, take a break to eat, etc. But it’s always worth it. Always.
What were you like growing up?
Introverted with a huge interest in yo-yos. I was #6 in the world back to back years in 2002 and 2003: http://www.worldyoyocontest.com/2002worlds/aascores.html
Is there a specific memory from when you were younger that you really miss?
Filling our entire backyard with mud and having mud fights.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan on owning a luxury wedding venue in the Colorado mountains and being the top wedding photographer in the world. I’m starting an educational website for beginning wedding photographers: www.weddingphotographeracademy.com, and I also plan on opening a boutique portrait studio with a heavy emphasis on fashion
- 3500 for 6 hours of wedding day coverage
- 1800 for 3 hours of elopement coverage
- Website: www.marcusanthonyphoto.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @marcusanthonyphoto