Sarah Krick is a fashion photographer based in Orlando, Florida who started out modelling but quickly developed a desire to be on the other side of lens. For this feature we are running an editorial piece that Sarah recently shot with model Katelyn Bailey…
Tell us a little bit about yourself; what first inspired you to pick up the camera?
Ever since I was very young, photography has been a passion of mine. I have always been very interested in photographing people and nature, but it wasn’t until I was 16 when I took it to a whole new level as I began to model and act. I was fascinated with the photographers I worked with during my photo shoots; I loved the process of shooting and the excitement of seeing the finished images. I didn’t mind the long hours or the conditions I was shooting in because I was just thrilled to be there. I immediately began photographing my friends and family. Soon after, I developed my business and started to shoot portraits and fashion. I liked shooting portraits but I instantly fell in love with fashion photography. I loved the different colors, tones, moods, and the endless options that it possessed.
How would you define your photographic style?
I would define my style as being very elegant, feminine, and alluring. I think one of the hardest things for me to do was to define my style. Style is stressed so much in photography, because without your own unique style, your work may become forgettable. It is important not to try to appeal to the masses. As a photographer, you want to have a signature look that people can spot in your images. You want your clients looking at your images, knowing that it is your photo without looking at who took the photo. In the beginning, I experimented with a variety of different styles, but after time, I began to see the same trend in my images.
Who or what are your main sources of inspiration?
Because I am a self-taught photographer, I watch a lot of videos from creativelive.com and YouTube. My favorite people to watch are Sue Bryce, Lara Jade, and Amanda Diaz. All of their styles are completely different but they inspire me because all of them can create a beautiful professional image without the use of expensive equipment. Since I am 21 and still in school, it is very hard for me to afford such pricey equipment. These photographers gave me confidence that all I need is a camera and lens to create whatever image I want. I also find many of my shoot ideas from my surroundings. Whenever I see a unique location, I think about how I can incorporate it in my photography to use it for my next editorial. I am constantly on the look out for new inspirations.
How do you go about preparing for a shoot? Talk us through a typical day in the studio with you.
Preparing for a fashion shoot takes a lot of planning and time. I work with makeup artists, hair stylists and wardrobe stylists that are all amazing at what they do. Usually, I will create a mood board for the shoot to show my team what type of attitude I am trying to portray and to also give them an idea of how to style the model. I explain to them what type of look we are going for and how many looks we are doing. Typically a fashion editorial will take about 6 hours if there are about 4 or 5 different looks. It’s a long day for all of us but it’s also tons of fun!
What is next for you? Any big projects coming up that you can tell us about?
I have a few big projects coming up. I will be working on my portfolio in hopes of signing with a photographic agency. I will also be shooting an editorial for a large clothing company this coming summer. I am thrilled with where I am, but I am also constantly trying to improve as a fashion photographer.
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