Abnet Shiferaw has grown his passion for wedding, portrait, and sports photography over the past 7 years while working for over 150 varies clients. Starting with his degree in photography from UMBC, Abnet has enjoyed working to achieve clients' photographic needs. From covering over 50 weddings to designing custom photo sessions for couples to headshots for local Universities, Abnet looks to grow creatively and expand his client list.
I love Photography because of its ability to capture the essence of a moment and show a person in their best light. When it comes to weddings, I love the way I am able to photograph people as they celebrate such rich moments. I love the balance of being creative and still delivering an excellent product! I love the unconventional lifestyle of an entrepreneur, being able to do what I love most.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
People can be apprehensive in front of the camera. Weather they are senior executives, professors, engaged couples or families, people can feel subconscious about themselves. I love to ease people into being themselves by asking them to tell me about themselves/their families so as to "break the ice." My personality and enthusiasm as we start the shoot helps people relax.
Along with that, being a pro with giving clear direction on posing and being prepared before the shoot, I create a smooth experience for my clients. Once they see a few shots on the camera, they confidently give me their best!
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
A fun fact about this photographer
My wife and I shoot weddings together and I'm having a lot of fun having my wife be a part of the creative process while teaching her photography.