Preferred Name: Ally and Bobby
Business Name: Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography
Where are you based out of? Raleigh, NC
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? Contax 645
How would you define your style?
We focus on a classic and clean aesthetic in our work. Our main objective is to capture moments in a timeless and elegant manner while simultaneously creating art through our photographs. We believe that film is the perfect medium for our style and we love the pop of color that Kodak Portra brings!
What motivated you to become a photographer?
We each became passionate about photography in high school, long before we knew each other. Ally loved the idea of preserving a moment forever through photography and the creativity of the craft. Bobby was drawn to the romanticism of landscape photography through the ability to capture a masterpiece with film.
What is it that you try to convey with your work?
We try to convey real and authentic moments with our couples. It’s so important to us that their true nature radiates through our images. In a world of poses and filters we try to keep it as genuine as possible.
How do you accomplish that?
During sessions we focus on interaction between couples instead of forcing poses or styling that doesn’t fit their relationship. We always try to hone in on poses that feel natural to the couple and work from there.
Have you had a photographer inspire your work, and if so, who and why?
Our two main sources of inspiration from other photographers would have to be Perry Vaile and Erich McVey. Perry Vaile is a film photographer who has mentored us and we love the vibrancy and life in her work. Erich McVey is another film photographer who pushes boundaries in photography and we are always inspired by his work.
What is your most memorable accomplishment so far in your photography career?
Our biggest accomplishment as photographers is definitely going full time as a husband and wife team! We feel immensely blessed to have the opportunity to work together day in and day out.
What is one thing you have learned during your career?
It’s so hard to pick just one thing! We both have realized more and more that taking risk is a huge part of running a business and so many opportunities have come our way because we went out on a limb. If you find yourself only shooting things that seem within your reach then push outside of your comfort zone and take a risk.
Which Photographer Supply Company products do you currently use?
We currently use the chubby wooden flash drives.
How have Photographer Supply Company products helped your business?
Photographer Supply Co is extremely reliable and we send our flash drives with confidence that our clients will be able to use them for years to come!