Pro-New Orleans, Pro-local, and Pro-small business; Hope Byrd is a creative agent for photography and design for your next project —big or small. With 5+ years of professional photography under her belt, she has experience in concert, event, and commercial photography, having been hired by GoDaddy, Bacardi, and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Check her out! @thegoldfra.me
What do I love about my job? My ability to conceptualize intangible ideas into realities. I love nothing more when a collaboration produces amazing photos. I enjoy doing the work that no one else likes to do. As a self-described assistant in administrative arts and marketing, I like exercising my business background with creativity.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many portraits —group and individual— and I find it best to make people laugh. Making sure my subject matter is at ease makes both our jobs much easier.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
2016 Finalist in the 10th Annual International Photo Contest by the University of New Orleans International Center 2016 Winner of the University of New Orleans SGA Award for a Photography Summer Seminar Program in Prague, CZ. 2014 Recipient of the Well Dunn Foundation grant.
A fun fact about this photographer
Unbeknownst to me, my mother was a concert photographer as well, and my father a radio show host. Two vocations I went into with little to no prodding —pure, raw interest!