It was so awesome to meet Hananiah and Ben when they came into town to visit! With the holidays rapidly approaching, I'm so thankful such wonderful people are still traveling into the city and are able to create gorgeous works of art.
Thank you for including me in your trip and Chicago experience!
For more information on Hananiah, read her interview below!
Photography: NiahRose Photography
So tell me about what you photograph and your overall mission statement for your brand “NiahRose Photography”.
I want everyone who I get the honor of working with to feel comfortable, confident, happier and leaving thinking that shooting was really fun.
We met because you traveled to Chicago for a couple of nights. How often do you travel? And what’s your favorite place to shoot and travel to?
I don’t travel as much as I would like to, but I do make everyday an adventure. You don’t have to travel around the world to find new locations! Get out drive around the city or a couple hours away! I find walking around is the best way to find new spots. You’d be surprised how fast the city changes over night. I’m finding new shooting locations everyday! I do try and travel 3+ hours at least every few months!
Any advice you could give to photographers and models who are just starting out?
My best advice is to shoot as much as you can, and go to as many collaborative photography & model meet ups as you can! Know that sometimes you’re going to have to take 1,000 pictures to get one good shot! That’s okay!! The more you know your camera settings the more it will show in your pictures, so watch those tutorials, surround yourself around people that you think are better, and don’t be afraid to ask questions!
To the models practice your facial expressions and posing in the mirror so that it becomes muscle memory. The best models I’ve worked with are the ones that know to move slight poses every few camera clicks. Models don’t be afraid to ask photographers for some direction, and of course I highly recommend surrounding yourself with models that have been modeling for a while. Go with them to a shoot, and watch what they do.
Being based out of Kansas City, how did you get involved with Kansas City fashion week?
As someone who originally considered myself as a high school senior photographer, I had never thought about doing fashion photography until models more and more started reaching out to shoot. This is when I stumbled upon this new love! I owe everything to the talented models here in Kansas City for pushing me to apply for KCFW, and introducing me to more models, hair and make up artists, and especially all the amazing local designers.
Where do you see your photography at the end of 2018?
I see myself being an established business focusing more on fashion photography, and more collaborative shoots with local designers, stylists, hair and make up artists, and models! Also hopefully traveling more, and especially dipping my toes in the sand by the ocean!
As a model for almost ten years, I find myself learning new things everyday. This blog is a way to share my stories, images that may not be on my main board, and interesting things abut modeling and my life.