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Daily Inspiration: Meet Stacey Flores

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stacey Flores. 

Hi Stacey, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
My photography journey started in middle school! My dad is a DJ and when I was younger, he would always bring me along to his weddings, sweet 16s, etc. He already had his own cameras and equipment, so I would use it to take pictures at these events! I’d shoot behind the scenes for my dad and all the other moments I could from the day. Throughout high school, I took pictures of friends and family for fun with the equipment my dad already had. I experimented a lot and didn’t know anything back then compared to what I know today. Eventually, when I had a better idea about the basics and felt confident enough, I started to charge for sessions. I used the money I was making to invest in my own camera and equipment. I joined photography groups, asked questions, watched endless amounts of videos about photography, and kept on shooting— I’m 100% self-taught, but I still continue to educate myself every day. There’s always room to grow! 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Definitely not! It took me a while to understand the basics (shooting in RAW, learning the exposure triangle, using Lightroom/Photoshop). I also struggled with editing, because I didn’t have the fastest laptop. Thankfully, I’ve upgraded to a MacBook Pro and I haven’t looked back since! 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m a lifestyle photographer based in Central Florida! I don’t specialize in specific category at the moment, but my goal is to one day exclusively photograph couples, engagements, and weddings/elopements. I’m so proud of how much I’ve grown over the past few years and that I’ve been able to teach myself so much. I think what sets myself apart from others is that I’m always finding ways to connect and make my sessions feel natural and fun for my clients. I love using questionnaires to help paint a better picture of who my clients are, what they’re all about, and their visions. No session will be ever the same, so I think it’s important to give a unique experience based on the answers I receive back! 

We love surprises, fun facts, and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
I’m Puerto Rican! 

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Stacey Flores

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