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Meet Brenda McMillan

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brenda McMillan.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My story and passion for photography began decades ago when I started photography in high school and became yearbook editor. Fast forward 25 plus years later and I am still doing something I love on a daily basis. There is just something wonderful about being able to freeze moments in time with my camera. I work with a lot of my clients year after year, which is pretty awesome. I get to watch their kids turn into amazing young adults.   I officially launched my business about 8 years ago and it has been extremely busy ever since. I have a small studio space in Rosenberg, Texas, but I photograph there and all over Sugar Land, Richmond, Houston and the surrounding areas. I love discovering new places. You would be amazed at where and how some of my images were created. Photography is a great outlet for me and when I am not photographing my clients, I still usually have a camera in my hand. It is a huge blessing to be able to do this for a living, work full time and still have a family.

Please tell us about your art.
I work hard to customize my sessions so that they don’t all look alike. I specialize in photographing Seniors, families, kids and headshots. I put a lot of thought and time into every person’s session that I create. I want my work to stand out. I also feel like with my seniors, if I can take that time with them and build them up even for the couple of hours I am with them, it makes a difference. We aren’t all super models. We are all beautiful in our own way. Not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera, so I feel like getting to know them, and finding out what they want and what they enjoy doing, helps me capture their true self. I also want these kids to embrace who they are! So, I try to find that beauty in every one of my clients. I want my sessions to be fun and relaxed. I honestly feel like every time I finish with a client I have gained a friend.

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
My advice would be to never stop learning. I am constantly trying to better myself with continuing education. I brainstorm with other photographers all the time. We can all learn so much from each other. Also, early on it was hard to say no to squeezing a client in if I was booked and still is occasionally. However as time has gone on, I realize I can’t take every single session that comes my way if I want to give ample time to everyone.  I have to limit what I do and not over book myself so I don’t burnout.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My website is
My Instagram is bmcmillanphoto
My Facebook is Brenda McMillan Photography
My twitter is @BLMcMillanPhoto

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Image Credit:
Brenda McMillan Photography.

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