Thursday, August 20, 2015

What's Your Day Job? Meet Rhiannon!

This week I'm handing you over to the lovely Rhiannon, a food loving photographer from Kent!

Name: Rhiannon

Age: 24

A few facts about you: I moved to Kent a couple of years ago to be with my boyfriend, found out I really enjoy cooking for two, and started blogging about veggie food a year ago. Also, I'm only happy when I have far too much work to do!

What's your job? I'm a photographer! I'm also a freelance writer and I'm in marketing as well, but photography has been a constant for me and it's the thing I mention first when I meet new people.

How long have you been doing it? I started playing around with cameras when I was about 15, but I got serious when I went to study photography at uni. I took my first paid client when I was 18 and opened my studio business when I was 21.

What do you like best about it? Creating something that I visualise in my mind first and then bring to reality. It's also hugely satisfying when I see a model using one of my images as their profile image, or when I get something published.

What is the worst thing about it?
Long hours of editing! It's fun at first but then starts to drag on. When I'm at the 300th image of almost identical products on white backgrounds, I start to feel like I'm going mad!

Would you recommend it? Yes, absolutely!

Any funny stories?
So many. My favourite was the princess who modelled for me once and made me walk for an hour to find her, only to finally show up and demand a coffee because I'd kept her waiting for so long... it's much funnier in person, but it's a very long story!

What's your dream job? Working for magazines like Clash. I would love the prestige of something like Vogue, but the art direction in Clash is so much more exciting and I'd love to be a part of that.

Would you carry on if you won the lottery? Not only would I carry on... I'd buy a nice big studio and fit it out with new equipment!

A huge thank you to Rhiannon for taking part and it sounds amazing turning what you love into your job! You have done so well. If you would like to connect with Rhiannon you can find her on Twitter @rhiannondaverc, or over on her blog

Thanks for reading,


Images from Rhiannon.