Feature Friday//Carrine Powers - Jupiter Hue Photography//14 July 2017

For this week's Feature Friday we will be sharing the beautiful work and thoughts from Carrine Powers - Jupiter Hue Photography. 

Please tell us about yourself…

Hey all, my name is Carrine Powers of Jupiter Hue Photography. I am a momma to 2 daughters 2 sons and a stepson and married to an extremely awesome and supportive dude. We live in central Florida and enjoy being outside and traveling when we can. I have been a stay at home mom for 8 years and if I'm not taking care of my family (and even sometimes when I am) I have a camera in my hand.

A huge portion of my work is of my personal life, though I do take the occasional client, they are all referred or friends and family. I am very blessed not to have to do photography to pay the bills (thank you hubs!) So I try and give my love of photography to others as gifts as much as I can. I also enjoy volunteering my talents and participating in charities.

Can you describe your style in 3 words? Why those words?

Light ~ Drama ~ Movement

I love to play with light. I've collected a couple artistic lenses that create amazing affects with light. Dramatic light is my favorite and if I can get movement into the frame with these other two elements at the same time its the best feeling, is the only way to describe it. 

What sparked your passion for photography?

I have always, as long as I can remember, been interested in/passionate for art and creating things. Before I had children I enjoyed painting and drawing. In college I took my first film class. It was so much fun playing in the darkroom learning how to process my own film.

What's in your camera bag right now?

Nikon d750 camera body and 3 lenses. Sigma Art 35, Lensbaby Edge 80 and Helios 44-2.

What is your dream shoot or project?

I want to take an RV across the country with my crew of 7. I want to experience and spend time getting to know America as a family, and document it with my camera - maybe even a travel journal. My la-la-land dream is to sell everything and do it fulltime. But Ill take long weekends and 2-3 week trips during the summer here in reality.

What are some of the misconceptions you had about photography and photographers at the beginning of your photography journey? Have they changed, and how?

When I first stumbled upon the online photography community I was very surprised. I had no idea there was such a large community of hobbyist (and semi-pro) photographers, connecting with each other, centered around documenting their own personal lives. Looking back, I figured that "real photographers" only took clients or were super famous for something they had sold. I had this idea that if I wanted to be taken seriously as an artists I needed clients and I needed a business. I also had to choose between business and kids. 

It's hard to explain what I thought when I first heard the term "momtog" but Serious Photographer was not it. However, today I'm happy to say, because of my exposure to the community and all of the amazingly talented and supportive photogs in it, that I was wrong about that and have proudly embraced the title Momtog and have decided to put my business on low simmer until the kids are older and just enjoy my artist journey, as a participating hobbyist, documenting my kids growing up.  

What advice would you give to newbie photographers? What advice do you wish you'd been given at the very beginning?

Each person's journey is unique. Be passionate but never take yourself too seriously. 

If you look at your work and think its terrible dont get too down on yourself it only means the artist in you wants more and if you trust it you will get there. Turn your doubt on itself and remind yourself each failure is a learning experience and push yourself to grow. 

Don't be afraid to own where you are on your journey. No one becomes successful overnight.