I recently had the opportunity to photograph another set of photographers who needed updated headshots.
Brittany and Whitney own Southern Studios. They have a very light and airy style of photography. They use natural light. For this reason I wanted to photograph them on all white as well as in a more natural environment.
How long have you been in business?
We have officially been in business since January 1, 2017! Hooray for celebrating our first year recently.
Where are you located?
We are located in small town USA aka Keystone Heights & Starke, FL
How did you two come together?
Funny story actually! Brittany contacted Whitney about photographing her son’s birth story several years ago and at the time, Whitney was only photographing them for family or close friends. Fast forward to Brittany buying a camera & contacting Whitney about showing her how to use it. We quickly realized that our personalities were seamless & we both worked extremely well together. A solid friendship was made and YES! Whitney photographed Brittany’s second child’s birth story. . unny how God works things out!
Do you guys have pretty similar styles? Or do you each have different things you like to photograph?
Brittany loves weddings & birth stories. Whitney loves weddings and Senior sessions the most. Our styles are extremely similar which helps us work together so well. Light, classic & airy is what we both love and adore.
How did you come up with the name of your business?
We knew we didn’t want to use our names and also wanted something unique. Brittany thought of ‘Southern Studios’ and we both fell in love with it.
Anything really funny ever happen while you were shooting?
We are always laughing really! Typically at each other or with our hilarious clients. We love to have a good time.
How did you both end up shooting Canon? Why do you prefer them?
Whitney was taught to shoot Canon & has always loved it. Never shot Nikon before but don’t really see us switching anytime soon! We love it.
What is a piece of advice you can give to newbies?
Find what you LOVE & make it the best you know how. Never stop working and continuing to make your craft the absolute best! They say “your first 10,000 photographs are your worst..” which is so true. You can look back at your work 5 years down the road, or even 5 months & should be able to see some positive changes.
What’s your current obsession?
We are currently OBSESSING over us traveling to Nashville in March! We get to attend Julie Paisley’s photography workshop there for two days and couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Healthy & thriving! We love photography and what it has done in our lives. We are excited to see where SS will go!