We had the good fortune of connecting with Breanna Policar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Breanna, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I picked up my first borrowed camera from my dad when I was 15. Ever since, I’ve been figuring out my own style and learning from other photographers. It wasn’t until college did I realize that I had the ability to make people feel beautiful and confident through this medium. I never really planned on becoming a professional photographer, it kind of just happened. People started to notice that my style and approach were different, and my ability as a photographer kept improving. I love the fact that people hire me for my style now, because it has taken me years to cultivate. I decided to really commit to it in 2020 because my past jobs left me feeling empty and drained. My business has been growing a lot this past year and I’m excited to see where it will take me.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a Portrait and Wedding photographer in Southern California. My style isn’t very “typical.” I like to describe it as warm, moody, and authentic. I really strive to tell stories in the most beautiful and natural way possible through photographs. Being able to capture the love of a couple or the confidence of an individual is really exciting because it has taken me years to get to where I am today. When I work with people, I like to provide a whole experience for them. Not many people get their pictures done very often and can feel awkward or tell me they’re not “photogenic.” I love to prove them wrong. Watching someone become more comfortable with me and have fun with the session is ultimately my goal. I want them to look back on their photos and fall in love with how they felt. My approach is simple. I want to connect with each person I meet and work with. Hiring me is more than a business transaction, it’s an opportunity to build a relationship. It’s my job to give clients beautiful images, but I don’t think it’s very authentic unless we get to know each other. When I feel connected, I become invested in the process and my clients can notice the difference. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Special shoutout to the president of my fan club, my favorite mechanic, food buddy, and well-known Dad To All, RL Policar. My dad has been my biggest fan since day one. He has supported my business in so many ways and always brags about me. I am very grateful to have a family that is very supportive of my creativity and small business. If it weren’t for the encouragement and support I’ve received from my family, boyfriend, and friends, I definitely would have given up already. It’s incredible that I have people in my life that believe in me, especially when I don’t believe in myself.
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