We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittney Mullins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brittney, why did you pursue a creative career?
I fell in love with photography at the early age of 7, when I was given a Barbie film camera. I loved dressing up my Barbie’s and shooting them, sometimes even doing fashion shows! My love for photography and fashion never stopped, and I knew that was what I wanted to do at the age of 14. I’m so grateful my family was so supportive of my dreams, especially so young.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
For the last 10 years I have focused solely on fashion, beauty, and commercial photography, however, I still do portrait sessions, and recently after becoming a mom want to do more maternity sessions! I feel that there is quite a hole in the Atlanta market for fashion-inspired maternity portraits, and aim to provide that for my clients. I have also been working as the lead photographer and marketing creative for ZENZII Jewelry for the last 5 years. In doing so, I have gained a lot of experience shooting product photos. Although that is not highlighted on my website, it is something I am well versed in and do quite often for other companies as well!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I definitely would split it up between Atlanta and Roswell. I would take them to check out the Roswell Mill during the day, then grab a beer at Variant Brewery before heading downtown to Ponce City Market for some shopping. We could grab a bite to eat at Bar Taco or Two Urban Licks for lunch but for sure the Optimist for Dinner!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are several people throughout my life that I would say have been a big part of my journey through photography. My mom has been my biggest cheerleader throughout all of my career as a photographer. She took me to tour SCAD Savannah at the age of 14 when I was thinking that was what I wanted to do, and didn’t just think it was a phase. She has always been there for me, helping me get the equipment I needed when I was younger, and listening to my wild ideas. Throughout college, my biggest mentor was Allen Cooley. The way I retouch and light my studio work is all thanks to his teaching and mentoring. He’s always a listening ear, and I love that he still to this day will answer any questions I may have about something photography or video-related.
Last, but not least, is my husband, who has been supportive of everything I’ve chosen to do for the last 8 years. He has been by my side as not just an encouraging force, but to help me with anything I’ve needed help with, whether that be an assistant or someone to crunch numbers with.