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Meet Adrienne Walton

Today we’d like to introduce you to Adrienne Walton.

Hi Adrienne, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Photography has always been something I adored since I was a kid.

My father has old videotapes of me taking pictures with the old Kodak camera that Walgreens would have to develop. Anytime my parents and I went on vacation I had a camera in my hand. I always had dreams of attending medical school so I never took photography seriously or thought to pursue it as a profession until my junior year of college.

At that time, I could not afford a camera so I would use my iPhone. Just with my iPhone, I would have people asking me to take photos of them and even willing to pay me for headshots but I turned the offers down because I wanted to provide the best quality outside of an iPhone.

Eventually, my boyfriend saw my work and felt that the world needed to see my vision so he bought me my first professional camera. The first week with my camera I took photos to build my portfolio, created a website along with other platforms, posted my work to my social media pages, and was booked with clients for the rest of that month.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Yes, so far this journey has been pretty smooth. I have to say the only struggles I’ve encountered are doing everything by myself while working a full-time job and being a part of a podcast panel. It’s very time-consuming and stressful at times.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I currently work in a Microbiology lab, it’s quite interesting if one enjoys learning and watching how bacteria grows and affects the body. I am also a co-host of an all-female podcast where we discuss different topics and issues in today’s society. What I am most proud of is being able to step outside of my bubble.

For a long time, I was afraid of social media and what others would think about me and my work. I have learned and I am continuing to learn that I should not and will not let social media or others dictate how I use my platform to show my creations to the world which is why I was so eager to jump into photography as soon as I got a camera.

I have worked in healthcare for years and I enjoy treating my clients as I would my patients. I have such a caring spirit and I want my clients to feel that while getting their photos taken by me.

Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
I have to credit the love of my life Jordyn, he has been my number 1 supporter and fan since we met a little over 2 years ago. He is the reason why I started my photography business.

He invested in me and my business by buying me the camera I’ve always wanted. I am also thankful for my best friend Shervease who has helped me along the way by using her platform to not only share but post my content as well. She is a hairstylist and soon I will be her content creator.

Lastly, I of course have to give credit to my parents. They have been so supportive of my photography journey, more than I expected. My father is a Vietnam Veteran and has treasured some of the old cameras that he bought in Vietnam, being able to now have those cameras and use them for my work is quite an honor and I will always cherish them.

Pricing:

  • Portraits/headshots: $250.00
  • Events: $450
  • Weddings $650
  • Real estate: $450-800
  • Commercial/Business: $450

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Image Credits
Jordyn McNeil, Tiara Talley, and Saundrea Sampson

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