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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 www.bmcmillanphotography.com.
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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