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Kyla D.

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Kyla Davidson is a professional freelance photographer with 3+ years experience in lifestyle portrait photography, social media photography, studio photography, food photography and food styling. She graduated from The Art Institute of Dallas with a Bachelors Degree in photography. She continues her development by working with companies such as Amazon, UberEats, DoorDash, and Cozymeal. Professional, amicable and flexible are what you can expect while she and you work together to create an image that speaks to your needs

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camera

Canon EOS 6D | Canon EOS 5D Mark II

lens

Canon 50mm f/1.4 | Canon 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 | Canon 85mm f/1.8


Food

Graduation

Other

Portrait

More about Kyla D....

What do you love about your job?

I love being able to give life to ideas. Having the opportunity to not only be exposed to the ideas and creations of brilliant individuals, but to also be apart of creating a visual narrative for each idea is what drives me to provide the best service possible for my client. I also enjoy how photography has made me into a better spectator and participator in life. Photography also feels like a type of meditation for me. It requires a certain amount of "awareness" that challenges me to pay more attention to what I see, what I don't see, and what I feel in order to create an ideal image. I absolutely love the fact that my job has given me skills that allow me to enjoy life in a different way.

What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?

I have done a few lifestyle portraits and studio portraits. I mentioned in my previous answer that I enjoy being able to get a feel for my clients personality. For example, I know that not all of my clients are naturally photogenic, or have had loads of experience being in front of a camera. I really enjoy using this as an opportunity to really change the whole experience. If the shoot is indoors, I will suggest that the client creates a playlist full of songs that make them feel more confident, or inspire them to have fun. If the shoot is outdoors, I may bring along my portable speaker and do the same, or use the time to test out new jokes in between snaps. Sometimes I will even start laughing on my own just to loosen the tension, and this usually inspires a chuckle or two from my subjects as well. I find that once I can get the client laughing and smiling, they become more relaxed throughout the remainder of the shoot, and we end the session with photos that really make them feel great about themselves.

Awards, honors, and recognitions received

I have not yet received any awards for my photography.

A fun fact about this photographer

I initially majored in Anthropology, however I switched to photography 2 years into the program. Soon, I will be going back to school and finish my degree in anthropology. I hope to one day combine my love of photography and anthropology and pursue my dream to be a photographer for National Geographic or The Smithsonian Magazine.

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