Photographer of the Month Interview : Afton Lewis / Afton Lewis Photography

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We are pleased to announce Afton Lewis – www.aftonlewis.com as February Photographer of the Month. See more of her amazing work on her blog!

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What inspired you to use Woodland Albums? I was perusing Facebook one day and an ad popped up for Woodland Albums, and I instantly fell in love. It reminded me of a love note, maybe one that Robin Hood would give Maid Marian, and that romantic feel, is something I just adore.

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What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of Woodland Albums? Romance. Something about the way that the album ties up, like a secret note from you to your One and Only, it evokes a sense of happily ever after I think we all are hoping for.

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Share with us your favorite Woodland album and why. What materials/ options do you choose? I love the Legend album, in the dark leather.

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What type of clients do you think will enjoy these albums? I think anyone with a sense of romance, or a sense of that their happily ever after is waiting for them. I also think anyone wanting to document their happily ever after would love this album too.

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How long have you been a photographer? I have been taking photographs my whole life, but I have been in business for 2 years.

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How did you discover your passion for photography? I discovered my passion for photography in college. I was on a six week field camp for Structural Geology, when I discovered I was paying more attention to taking photographs of the locations and of the people than I was listening to lectures. Through no fault of the professor (she was brilliant) I just got swept up in the adventure of it all.

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How do you define your style? Gosh, that is a hard one. I would define my style as adventure romance. I want to tell your story through describing the day. I want to show you the love that everyone sees on your face, and that you feel on the inside. I know you are busy with your life, I know that your wedding day flies by, but I want you to look back at these photographs and see what a gorgeous day it really was. I want you to see all the details that you might not have been able to take in.

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What would we find in your camera bag for a typical shoot? In my camera bag, you would find my camera, a few lenses, batteries, but let’s get real for a second. Some of my adventure sessions are all day- so I make sure I am packing some goodies for my clients and my self, a water bottle, CHOCOLATE, my phone with music {for those dance breaks}, and maybe a few puns to get you laughing.

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Your favorite lens? Oh, my gosh, I can’t pick just one. Each has their purpose and each are so important to the different styles you see on my page.

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Share with us your favorite image and why. My favorite image is of my clients at Diablo Lake up Highway 20. The valley just draws your eye to them, and they look so in love. They look comfortable with each other, and they look happy.

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When you are shooting—how much of it is instinctual versus planned? I plan the location, and some of the poses, but my style is really finding what you are comfortable with, and bringing out your personality. I take the time to find out what your vision is for your photos, and we work together to make it happen.

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What are some of your rules of thumb in photography? Adventure is out there, go capture it!

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Whose work, photography or otherwise, are you inspired by and why? I am inspired by so many photographers, for many different reasons. Intimate images by Kim helped me to learn how to relate to my clients, and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera (which can be intimidating). I am constantly inspired by all the adventure photographers I follow. LISMIC is someone I follow closely and his Landscapes are so breathtaking. John Cho is also another photographer, who not only takes phenomenal photographs, but he takes the time to help his fellow photographers. Community over Competition is what I whole-heartedly believe in and there are several photographers who strive to be that example in their lives, Joe & Patience, Tiffany Burke and Ike & Tash, not only  are all astounding photographers, they are inspiring people.

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What is it you like the most about being a photographer? Making people cry. Now hear me out on this one, did you ever give your momma a present when you were little and she thought it was so sweet she cried? I want people to be so happy their emotions run out their eyes, I want them to smile so big they can’t formulate words, and I want them to be so pleased, they want to share them with everyone.

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If you weren’t a photographer what would you be? Hands down if I weren’t a photographer I would still be an exploration geologist.

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