Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Weekly Feature | Karen Hunt, Photographer

Mama's! We hope you are having a fabulous week! We can't believe that January is already coming to a close! Time is really flying by. We are so lucky to have the incredibly talented Karen Hunt with us this week. I (Allison) am such a fan of her work. It is insanely authentic, raw, real, candid and all around amazing. Make sure you head on over to her page and check it out for yourself. She has picked the theme {Black and White Window Light} for this week.

Now onto Karen's incredible work and to getting to know her better.

1. Tell us 3 things about you unrelated to photography. 

1. I married my first love 14 years after we broke up in high school.  After 14 years we met again and the connection was so strong that we instantly moved in together and have been together ever since.  
2. I love to sing in the car, even though I am so shy it's the one place I seem to let it out.  3. I am a complete introvert. 

2. If you could photograph one person famous or just someone you really admire who would that be and why?
     Dave Grohl from Nirvana and Foo Fighters. He is one of my favorite musicians and I can only imagine the stories he could tell and how fun he would be to photograph. 

3. When did your photography journey begin?
     I went through a very ugly divorce and even worse custody battle ending my first marriage. When things seemed to be at their worst, I had to find something to get my mind in a better place. I always loved taking film photos when I was in my teens and young 20's, so I got my first dslr in 2012 and poured my soul in to it. It was the light I needed to get out of the dark times of my life. 

4. What are the biggest challenges you have overcome in your photography? 
    The biggest challenge that I overcame in my photography journey was realizing the reason I love photography so much is to capture my family and my life. It's not about photo sessions and making money. The moment I stopped looking for photo sessions and just photographed what made me happy, it made me appreciate it so much more. I stopped trying to capture what everyone thought my photography should be, and then captured what I wanted to capture. 

5. What would be the best advice you could give yourself if you could go back to the beginning.
     I would say to do your best with what you have. You don't have to have the best camera, the best lenses to make a great photo. Many of us get so caught up in this. We always want more or something better.  Capturing what you love and what means something to you is what matters. Learn everything you can about the gear you have and rock it proudly to create your art. 

Keep all of your wonderful {Black and White Window Light} submissions coming in! And have a great last few days of January! 

XOXO, Allison and the Mama's 

1 comment

  1. Thank you sooo much for the kind words!!! I'm so honored for this feature.


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