This time on #MavenMeets I had the pleasure of connecting with a Midland local photographer named Hadley.
Hadley and I have been connected on Facebook for quite some time, and I had noticed her incredible photos over the last few months on my newsfeed. I was so excited when she agreed to be a part of my #MavenMeets series and allow me to shadow her for the day. Not only was I impressed with Hadley’s skill, I was amazed at the fact that she is only seventeen and owns her own business!
I had the opportunity to not only vlog our experience, but to interview her as well!
Where did you go to school?
I am still in school, I go to Midland High and am graduating in May. I am going to Northwood University next year.
Where do you work?
I own a business, Hadley Lane Photography.
What made you decide to become a photographer?
Photography has always been a passion of mine, but I started to get more into it and noticed how I could make profit off of my talents. I mostly became a “photographer” because of my love for photos.
Who or what do you look to for inspiration?
I usually go on Pinterest or look at other photographers work in a group I’m in on Facebook for the preset pack I use.
What is your favorite part about being involved in the photography industry?
I really love the connections I make with other people. It is a great feeling to make other people feel beautiful and to love photos of themselves. Also, being a photographer is really versatile so I am able to do pretty much anything.
How do you overcome society’s constant pressure of beauty & perfection that is pushed onto women & young girls?
I always try to remind myself that I was created how I am and am who I am because that is what God wanted. I am completely unique and everyone is different.
What piece of advice would you give a woman who thinks they may want to pursue photography?
I would tell them to go out and do it! Learn about the art and just practice, practice, practice. Youtube helps a lot!
What’s your favorite song to jam out to when you need a pick me up? (I’m making a bossbabe playlist!)
Oceans by Hillsong UNITED or Jumpin Jumpin by Destiny’s Child
Check out some of the images from our day together!!
Watch the vlog HERE
Connect with Hadley on Facebook, Instagram, & her website!!