Name/Business Name: JW Photography
What type of photography do you shoot? How long have you been in business?: Two and a half years, but I’ve always had an obsession for photography. I tend to shoot lifestyle portraiture. I try to avoid posing as much as possible, but will guide clients when they feel uneasy. If I’m shooting children I tend to let them be themselves and capture the moment.
Where are you located?: Metro Detroit, Michigan
When did you first join the Kraft & Jute family?: May 2014. I’m brand new!
Name your favorite Kraft & Jute packaging product that you can’t live without.: I love the Kraft CD Sleeves and their DVD’s. A lot of other places want you to print huge quantities and that just isn’t something that is necessary for me. Kraft & Jute allows you to have beautiful branding items without quantity limitations and that’s what appealed to me the most.
Best advice that you’ve ever been given in your photography career?: “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol
If you and your camera were invisible for one day, what would you shoot?: Concerts. It’s my happy place away from photography. If I could some how photograph my favorite bands live, I’d be in heaven.
Tell us a story of something funny, embarrassing, or suspenseful that happened during a shoot.: The very first senior session I shot (a cousin of mine, fortunately), had an idea to sit on a very large tree branch that really wasn’t more than four feet off of the ground. Within moments of me putting the camera to my face, she completely slipped around the branch and fell into the dirt. No one was injured, thankfully. She was in hysterics, laughing! I have images of this and we still laugh about it to this day.
Ever split your pants or get injured all in effort to capture that special shot?: No, but there have been plenty of times I’ve walked away from a shoot soaking wet and dirty from lying on the ground, kneeling, getting myself into bushes for an artistic framing shot, etc.
If you were in a public area and everyone was skipping instead of walking, would you join the fun?: No, I would capture the moment with my camera!
Images courtesy of JW Photography