Hi, folks! My name is Rebecca Manney, and I want to take your pictures. But before we get too far along, let me tell you a little about myself.
Photography is the outlet for my creativity. And that creativity doesn’t stop once the pictures are taken–it continues on into the editing process. Sometimes I wonder what on earth I did before I discovered photography. Like many photographers these days, I was never trained in the ways of pitchur-takin’. It’s just a hobby that developed into a business.
When I first started in about 2006, I swore I’d never photograph people, only landscapes. People move. Landscapes don’t. I don’t have to position landscapes. I don’t have to tell landscapes where to put their arms or how to sit. Do you see where I’m going here? But as I advanced in my self-taught ways, I realized that train of thought was an assumption that photography had to be…traditional ::shudder::. But in the last few years, photography has really evolved into something much more natural and artistic. It evolved right into the type of photographer I wanted to be, so I jumped right on that bandwagon.
Here’s the deal; I’m a photojournalist photographer. What does that mean? Well, it means I like to photograph you being you. Sure, I’ll direct you. And I might even have some great epiphany moment where I give you very exact poses (it’s the artist in me). But for the most part, I want you to interact, laugh, talk, and enjoy yourself as I follow you and snap pictures. Don’t think it can work? Look at the pictures on my blog. It’s my style, folks. It’s my style.