This week, we are featuring one of our favorite (award-winning…) Seattle photographers, Michelle Moore!
Tell us about yourself in 3 sentences.
Hello! I’m the worst at talking about myself, but all around, I’m outgoing, love to laugh, travel and meet new people. I am definitely a true “northwest girl” (born, raised and still here!) because I love the rain, fall and cold foggy mornings. Most importantly, I am a photographer specializing in natural light portraiture and lifestyle photography!
What is your favorite part about being a full-time photographer?
The thing I love most is the flexibility to create my own schedule. Over the years I have learned how to balance work / personal life much better, so while I have a sort of “set” schedule that I have created, it’s so nice to be able to go to a coffee shop in the morning on a whim and write emails, or decide to head out of town over the weekend.
What gives you creative inspiration for your photography?
Beautiful locations and natural light – I am particularly inspired by the desert right now and have a long list of desert destinations I am dying to travel to and do photoshoots at!
As a photographer, you must love Instagram. What is your favorite account to follow and why?
I am obsessed with Instagram! It has been a great networking tool for me, and it’s all about finding out the way to make it work for you (or whichever social tool you enjoy the most). My favorite account right now is @kristenmarieparker – every single photo she posts just slays me.
If you could photograph anyone in the world, who would you choose?
Right now the top of my list is Clare Bowen from the TV show Nashville – I would LOVE to photograph her. Let’s make this happen!
What is a piece of advice you’d give to someone trying to break into the world of photography?
I can’t think of just one thing – as it’s a combination of so many things, but my best advice would be to – shoot all the time, develop style and consistency, and then keep putting your work out there over and over again – reach out to people, get out there in person, go to meetings, events and be active in your community. The hustle is real and the people who are succeeding are the ones getting out there and doing it!!