Today's Etsy Seller feature is on Dana Laymon @ Dana Laymon Photography. Dana hails from Wilmington, NC and is lucky enough to live at the beach! Dana has a desk job but shoots weddings on the weekends. She also does family portraits and maternity shoots (belly pics).
How did you get started in photography and what camera/s do you use?
My mom was always into photography and so I just gravitated towards it. I wanted a camera as soon as my parents would let me have one. It took me a while to get into digital because I'm such a film fan. At the moment I use a Canon Rebel XSI, a Holga, and a lomo color flash camera.
Where do you find inspiration?
I live at the beach so of course where I live provides great inspiration. But I find it everywhere, friends, weddings, my family, trips, all over.
What do you love about your business?
With weddings, I love that I get to share in that experience with people. It's such an important day and I get to capture it for people! It's so special.
What is your favorite print right now?
I really don't have one! I just did a bridal session with my friend Beth and her pics came out beautiful. She's such a quiet girl and I love that she came out of her shell for these pictures.
What makes you unique at Etsy?
My prints are so different than what I've seen on etsy. It's not just of nature or a certain subject. They come from all over the world and the collection covers about 10 years of my life. I use a lot of effort to make sure my prints are the best they could be.
Do you have any tips for amateur photogs?
I would say learn as much as you can from book stores and the internet and practice as much as you can. With photography the only way to really learn is by doing (and making mistakes!)
Dana can be found at the below:
To see more of Dana's Portfolio go to: www.danalaymonphotography.com
Spread the word, she's up for hire!