Naomi Wilcox is Superwoman. Not only is she currently making a little human being, she runs a successful Portrait Photography business - specializing in Newborns, Seniors & Families. Keep reading to find out how she incorporates life&love into every session!
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1. Why did you begin your photography business?
I started (with the help of my wonderful husband, Eric) Nomi Photography for two reasons. I believe people need to have their life & their love captured & remembered. I’ve heard it said recently, “The days are long & the years are short.” I totally agree. I want to help people to remember their life & how it was during those days & years. They’re special & cannot be given back
We also started Nomi Photography because it’s important to us that as we grow as a family (we’re expecting our first child December 31!) that I’m able to stay home with our children & bring in a little income. My mom has always been a piano teacher & I always wanted to do something like that to help our growing family.
2. What do you enjoy the most about being a Photographer?
Working with people! I really do! I enjoy getting to meet people who are technically strangers & then being basically friends by the end of their session. I love having repeat clients & watching their family grow & dynamics change & be there to capture that. I don’t take it lightly that they’ve chosen me to photograph their family & open their life up to me. It’s an incredible honor to be a part of any family’s/senior/child’s/couple’s session.
3. You're expecting a baby! How has this changed the way you view photography?
How long can this interview be? Haha! I am expecting!!! Our Little Wilcox is an answer to prayer & we’re excitedly looking forward to his or her arrival!
Knowing I will be holding our own child in just 4ish months, I want to remember ALLL the moments. And the moments beforehand of just Eric & I & then of course the moments after ☺ There are so many emotions that I have now & I am seeing that I never saw before-because I didn’t know about them! But as I’ve started this journey as a mother, I’m seeing those same emotions within my clients as I photograph them. Having this “inside knowledge” is going to greatly help me capture families for who they are.
4. Your favorite snack?
Currently it’s fresh peaches (I’m actually eating one now!) & dark chocolate covered pomegrenates from Aldi ;-) I AM usually a salty snacker, like cheese & crackers or tortilla chips. Maybe this baby is changing my snack habits ;-)
5. How has outsourcing your editing helped in your business?
I was in a tight jam one time, deadlines were coming at me, equipment was breaking down & I was SOOO glad I had made the decision to outsource to Joy Danielle. Yes, I had other pressures to deal with, but taking care of my editing was not one of them & it was SUCH relief to me! Because Joy was taking care of me, I was able to focus on other things. It meant so much to know that my editing was in good hands & that I would be taken care of. And not just by a “business” but a person. That’s what I love about Joy- she totally understands the pressures & timetable that photographers deal with & she’s there to encourage & help out!
6. Your best tip for getting little kids to smile during a shoot?
I talk to the kids I get to photograph. I talk to them & ask what their favorite things are etc. I also like to tease them ;-) I enjoy watching old TV shows & LOVE the Carol Burnett Show. One of my favorite questions to ask kids (with a straight face) is, “Are you married?” (Carol often asked that question to kids on her show.) I tell you, it gets an authentic giggle/laugh from the child & the parents as well!
Joy Phillips has been providing a personalized, custom, post production experience for photographers for several years. She loves to give her clients beautiful photos.. and their lives back!