Name: Eunice Yoo
Business Name: Stories by Mintysnaps LLC
Where are you based out of? Arizona
Full-Time or Part-time? Full-time photographer
What is your predominant photographic specialization? Intimate weddings and families
What camera do you currently shoot with? Canon Mark IV
How do you define your style? Emotive. Timeless. True.
What motivated you to become a photographer or videographer?
I graduated from college with a BFA degree and have been working as an art director for many years. In the process, my passion for storytelling through images grew organically.
What is it that you try to convey with your work?
I love to document authentic stories, the ones that make you laugh, smile until your face hurts, cry, and tug at your heart. The genuine “in between” moments that turn into memories.
How do you accomplish that?
I always try my best to make my clients feel comfortable and relaxed with me, really just be themselves in front of the camera. No one feels completely comfortable in front of the camera–it’s my job to loosen them up so I can document the real moments. From a technical standpoint, I invest a lot in learning. I have taken a certificate course in photography, signed up for numerous online classes and attended many workshops to hone my craft so I feel confident that I can create the best work for them.
What do you do during a session or wedding day to help make your client feel comfortable?
I communicate with my clients a lot over in-person meetings, emails, and calls. I guide them on all the details, from picking the perfect location, styling and decor options– I always try to get involved in every job as much as possible. So when the day comes, clients feel like I’m invested in their sessions and completely trust me. During the session, I walk them through on the most flattering poses and angles while observing and capturing their natural interactions.
Have you had a photographer inspire your work and if so, who and why?
There are so many amazing photographers out there but If I had to pick two, it will be Stormy Solis photography and Twyla Jones photography. Their images always touch my heart and make me feel emotional.
What is your most memorable accomplishment so far in your photography career?
I entered the Shoot & Share contest last year and two of my images were placed in the top 100 images for the senior and styled wedding categories. I was very humbled and honored by the result.
What is one important lesson you have learned during your career?
“Every mistake is an opportunity to learn something new.” As a creative, I am constantly evolving and learning. I really value that process. I always challenge myself to be inspired and to be better creative. I’ve also learned to value myself more and less worry about what others are doing.
Which Photographer Supply Company products do you currently use?
I use 16gbb wooden USB flash drive with custom engraving.
How have Photographer Supply Company products helped your business?
YES! I love how it fits so well with my branding and I am very confident when I showcase my work in your high-quality product.
How has packaging elevated your brand?
It helps me stay consistent with my branding and quality is excellent!