Business Name: Tara Arseven Photography
Where are you based out of? Dallas, TX
Are you currently a part-time or full-time photographer? Full-time
What is your predominant photographic specialization? Weddings and Portraits
What camera(s) do you currently shoot with? Canon 5DM3’s
How would you define your style? Moody, eye-catching, artsy
What motivated you to become a photographer?
Ah, that’s a long story 🙂 But to cut it short, let’s say another photographer had a big influence on me! 🙂
What is it that you try to convey with your work?
Keeping it real. When it comes to my wedding and portrait work – I let kids be kids, lovers show their love, families enjoy their time with me.
When it comes to my dark art though – that’s a nasty reflection of my dark side. But people like it anyway! 🙂
How do you accomplish that?
I am a people person and whatever I do, I connect with everyone I work with on an emotional level.
I can’t do what I do if I don’t connect with my clients – even if they offer to pay me 10K – money is not ALL that motivates me!
Have you had a photographer inspire your work, and if so, who and why?
I love Jan Saudek! His work is raw and fearless!
What is your most memorable accomplishment so far in your photography career?
Getting my craft good enough to make a living out of it without having to do another job 🙂
What is one thing you have learned during your career?
Never underestimate yourself and your craft. You are worth it and if they think it’s ok to bargain for your time and talent, it’s ok for you to say “No thank you. Good luck finding someone else!”
Which Photographer Supply Company products do you currently use?
I love the wooden USB’s (so do my clients! I get compliments all the time!)
How have Photographer Supply Company products helped your business?
Yes! They complete my brand!