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Interview with Brooke Ogilvie

I’m jumping back into the interviews this week and I will start by introducing Brooke Ogilvie!  She wanted to visit some of our beautiful Lubbock grassland for pictures so I gladly obliged. After we enjoyed the sunshine we headed over to Sonic to enjoy some Cokes and photography talk. She is a speech therapist at Garrison but works full-time as a photographer. She is semi-new to Lubbock and she travels all over Texas for shoots and weddings. Her busy schedule has given her lots of photography experience that is evident in her beautiful work.

Everyone, I am pleased to introduce Lubbock photographer: Brooke Ogilvie

How would you describe your style? I’m not sure how to describe my style in a word, but I just love to capture emotions and how they were feeling right at that moment. I always attempt to take natural and romantic photos.

Who are your artistic heroes? I love following the blogs of Amelia Lyon and Sarah Rhodes. They are amazing!

What is your favorite type of shoot? Oh man this is hard! I love engagement/ couple sessions, bridals, and babies! I love getting to know the couple and their relationship and capturing how they interact with each other. I always leave happy shooting two people in love! Bridals are fun because of how beautiful a girl looks when she is about to get married and babies are always just so darn cute!

What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to beginning photographers? I would say to ask questions and then ask some more. Learning is an on-going thing! Always look for inspiration; however do not get consumed by everyone’s view behind the camera. Stay true and be confident in your art form!

What is something interesting about you? Something many people wouldn’t know is that I am also a speech therapist. I just went full time photography in July; however still get to do therapy a couple of days a week.

What is photography about to you? I always try to pull someone’s feelings out in front of my camera and this is what it is about to me. Real, passionate, and natural photos.

What photography questions do you find yourself still asking? How can I be more productive in a day’s time with processing and workflow and organization!

What is your favorite type of lighting? I love love the natural sunlight! I squeal when I have amazing natural light! I am currently on the off camera lighting adventure.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

What has been the hardest thing to learn about photography/business? That there is a business side to it. ha Learning how to run your own business and take care of all the ins and outs has been an experience!

Do you use photoshop and if so, what can you not live without? I use photoshop and totally rad actions.

What is your most memorable photography moment? This is embarrassing! I was shooting a couple here in Lubbock for their engagement session and I had the bright idea to climb up on a bridge where some railroad tracks were. We had to walk over them and I’ve never been afraid of heights but all of a sudden, the ground below started moving and I found myself not being able to move. My sweet couple had already walked all the way over it and the sweet fellow walked all the way to me and got me over step by step. That was the first of it, I ended up stepping in a big pile of mud and ruining my tennis shoes soon after that. There was no problem getting some natural laughing during our session after that.

What is your favorite lens? I love my 16-35 and my tilt shift lens!

What is your story as a photographer (how long have you done it, what led you to start, etc.)? I have now been a photographer for almost 2 years now. I’ve always loved taking photos. I was always that girl in high school that was like hey, okay let’s get our picture together! So you could say I’ve always been interested in it. Once I was out of grad school and working, I was able to buy my first camera and I used my poor friends and made them my models for a few months and thats how it all started! Everyday I feel so blessed that God gave me this gift and passion!

Victoria Danielle - September 30, 2010 - 3:30 pm

I LOVE Brookes work! She is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle Hebert - September 30, 2010 - 8:40 pm

Your work is so amazing, your angles are awesome, your compostion is creative, your lighting is yummy…you are just FABULOUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

LORI TATE - October 3, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Brooke is an AMAZING artist….. Love love Love HER work…

Alisha - November 24, 2010 - 7:34 pm

I love Brooke’s art-form. She did my engagement photos, and I absolutely love them! Your pictures are really great too! :) You’re right there next to her. Keep it up!

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