How Did Your Photography Career Begin?
I went to University for Filmmaking Studies and Digital Media in the US. I shot super 8mm films and 35mm photography, editing in a darkroom and getting my hands dirty. It was everything. I went from film to digital and got practical training in photography and video production, post-production and editing with basic graphic design and animation techniques. Saying it all actually seems like a lot, but it’s all creative. As a photographer, I have been published in magazines like Maxim Italia, Esquire Bulgaria, Playboy Philippines FHM India. I’ve also had a publishing PR company called Nova Prime and have published others as well. That list is even longer than mine, including magazines like Maxim Australia, Playboy Croatia and FHM Indonesia.
Have you taken on more careers than just photography?
I worked for an REO/BO Real Estate company in Central Florida where I would photograph and asses these particular properties. Then I started working full-time for a real estate investment firm and went to school to get my real estate sales associate certification. I had quite a career working up from an assistant to the coo of an investment company. I am really fond of those years in my life.
So How Did You Transition into Being an Influencer?
I moved to Dubai with my family 3 years ago and decided to use my photography skills as a content creator for companies and brands. I’ve worked with Nars Cosmetics, Nokia, Fujifilm, Empire Movies, Dell Computers and even UAE Tourism Boards. I post that and other content on social media and it has grown my account to be considered influential. For about a year now, I have been a contributing beauty writer for WKND magazine with 8 articles published, which I am really proud of. I was an official 2019 Ambassador for the Middle East Film and Comic Con, quite an expanding experience.
Where is your photography career at now?
I still shoot content for publications when my schedule permits. I’ve actually been really active online, contributing to Zomato.com, TripAdvisor, and growing to over 1 million views as a Google Local Guide. I really like to work with restaurants and hotels adding photo/video content to their social media accounts and expanding their online reach. I always love to keep expanding into new things. My social media account is very lifestyle driven, but I am looking into focusing on a beauty you tube account and a movies/entertainment podcast.
Looks like 2020 is going to be a big year for you!
I was recently interviewed on 103.8 Dubai Eye radio with Helen Farmer talking about multitasking my life as a wife, mother and influencer. I earnestly can’t wait to see what 2020 will bring!