We had the good fortune of connecting with Michelle Ramirez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michelle, what do you attribute your success to?
That I have built a good reputation in my area. I have build amazing relationships with local vendors that want to work with me again. Clients refer me to their friends. It’s great to be a referral-based vendor that well known in my area. I feel like that is a success in my brand. Being well known.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m just doing my own thing in my own way. I focus more one journalism and documenting. The style of my work is more like “storytelling.” I want people to feel a photo and not just look at it. I also usually go for the most dramatic looks and love to go above and beyond with ideas. Which is why styled shoots are constant. Keeping the ideas fresh and flowing. Colors always bold and alive.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I always encourage my best friends to come visit me. Lol. I live in the best area in California. We have beautiful beaches, perfect weather, wine country, amazing breweries and delicious restaurants. So we definitely would have beach days followed by maybe wine or beer tasting (Malibu safaris is fun, or beer tasting at the Funk zone in Santa Barbara. We could have dinner at my favorite restaurant Lure Fish house in downtown Ventura followed by drinks and at Cafe Fiore or Finney’s.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Huge shoutout to Bouavon from Tangled Lotus for always doing amazing designs for our styled shoots and being good to my clients. Brenda Hendricks Artistry for making my clients feel welcomed, and also enhancing their own beauty. Jeremy Foster Films is someone who I admire with the intimate details and feeling he puts into his work, and my clients have always been so happy with is kind soul and art. Big shout out to Jesus and Angie from Amigo Party Rentals, and Jennifer and Steven from Papillon Rentals for providing the best quality rentals for my clients, Along with your positive energy and accommodations towards them.
The photo of myself can you please credit Lauren Newman Photography