Hello OMG readers! Today I have a lovely introduction to a new photographer I’ve come across by the name of Raven Shutley. She has written a little into about herself and is then offering all OMG readers a discount on all her packages so make sure to have a look at her work! Here is what Raven had to say:
“I started out as an English major in college, and have always been obsessed with the details of a thing. I look for meaning in absolutely everything, a byproduct of one too many literature deconstructions. I believe in the raw emotion of a moment. I believe in clean pictures, free from over-processing. I do not believe in “fixing” a picture in post. I’m into avoiding trends unless they mean something to me, the same as I feel about planning a wedding: avoid tradition for the sake of tradition, especially if it’s meaningless to you and yours.
I believe that love is beautiful, and that counts for all kinds. I believe in families and the way they work, how unique each one is, and how beautiful. I believe in genuine smiles, from everyone. It’s against my religion to say “cheese.” I like to think of my style as organic; we’ll see how it goes naturally, and work from there. Making connections is important: from me to you, from you to your fiance, from the subject to the viewer.
Pictures should evoke responses, feelings, memories, speechlessness. I do my best to pull inspiration from everywhere and everyone: I’m a nerd and a geek. I love literature, comics, movies, music, plays and musicals, Baz Lurhman, Audrey Hepburn, the Victorian age, the Regency, Dickens, Austen, fairy tales, folklore, psychology, design, do-it-yourself.
I grew up in a witty, sarcastic, and humorous family. We still laugh together more than anything else. I think that having silly guilty pleasures is healthy, and shouldn’t actually make you feel guilty. I think there’s nothing wrong with reading a children’s book. I overuse exclamation marks! I’ve been shooting for about 6 years professionally, but even when I was younger, I remember seeing a picture in my head, wanting to create it, and being frustrated because I didn’t know how. I’m constantly in a state of self-improvement. Constantly figuring out how I can improve, learn, help, teach. I love talking. I judge our interactions on hugs. If I feel like I can hug you at the end of our first meeting, I feel it’s been a success. Otherwise, I know I have to try harder next time, or go our separate ways. I believe it’s important to get along really well with your clients. Most of mine, I consider dear friends, whom I’d love to hang out with more often. I’ve wanted to be a ton of different things throughout my life, including a make-up artist, a geneticist, a truck driver, an editor, a casting director, an actor, a singer, a writer.”
Don’t you just want to call her up for a chat now? Just hang out or grab a coffee? Well Raven is based in Atlanta, so if you’re a southern girl looking for a great photographer and cool chic, give her a shout! Can I also please just say that we share the same guilty obsession with wedding reality TV show Say Yes to the Dress? She is obviously awesome. Raven has generously offered a 10% off deal for OMG readers – all you have to do is mention OMG when you get in touch! Make sure to check out her site for more info and have a good one!