I've been looking forward to meeting Rachele Frickey ever since I moved to Atsugi and saw her beautiful photos on FB. I think it's super important to get to know other photographers around you to share ideas, questions, collaborate etc. When I found this fabulous location I had to not only share it with others (pin is on my FB page because it is amazing! ) but had to get some photos of my own, especially since Travis and I are leaving Japan in a little over a month! I was so excited that Rachele was free on a Saturday to meet Travis and I at this local temple. Check out some of the gorgeous photos by Rachele >>>>.
Below is a fun Q&A with Rachele and if you live in the Atusgi/Zama area I would definitely recommend hiring her to record your life moments <3 (LOVE her answer to #4).
1. Being in the military we all travel a lot, so where did you grow up? Ohio. Go Buckeyes! O-H…
2. When did you start getting interested in photography? I’ve always liked something about taking photos but after having children it became a true passion!
3. What is your favorite part about being a photographer in Japan? The culture. I love everything about the Japanese architecture and culture! I also enjoy being about to capture such an awesome time in the fellow military families lives being stationed here!
4. What would you recommend every person should have/hire a photographer for? A documentary session! I would personally recommend every family hire a photographer to spend a few hours hanging out and photographing them in their real life. See your lives as they are, take a trip to your favorite ice cream parlor, bake cookies, or even hanging out at your local park. You in your day, how you live. Every family has a story worth telling.
5. Quickly describe a common photo session with you: I strive to provide an experience that my clients will always remember. I want them to feel comfortable and natural with me, but most importantly to have fun!
6. Photo advice for the average person wanting to take a good photo? Lighting. Always be aware of your light source. Pay attention to how the light is interacting with the scene and the subject. Is it highlighting an area or casting interesting shadows.These are things you can utilize to make an ordinary photo extraordinary.
7. Just for fun, what is your favorite quote? Oh, man!! I have a few!!
"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air." -Emerson,
"How people treat you is their karma; How you react is yours." -Wayne Dyer,
"Train your mind to see the good in every situation. Creativity is not a completion." - Autumn SkyHall