We had the good fortune of connecting with Cori DeAngelis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cori, what do you attribute your success to?
I’d say the most important factor behind my success is knowing how to successfully run a business & not just take & edit photos. I’ve always been more of an entrepreneurial minded type person and it has served me well. Your skill level doesn’t hold very much value if your customer experience is lacking, so in addition to bettering my skillset over time I always want my clients to have an overall stellar encounter with my business from first communication to delivery.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
From what I’ve heard from clients, my work is set apart by my style of photography. I am more lifestyle based and less posed, meaning I usually give prompts primarily to elicit emotion and movement instead of stagnant poses. I love this approach because not only am I able to capture natural interactions instead of stiff posing, but it’s really fun to see how every client interprets each prompt differently.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m based North of Atlanta and definitely more of a nature loving gal rather than someone who enjoys being in the city for lengthy periods of time. I’d definitely take them to some of the amazing waterfalls North Georgia has to offer, as well as some of the mountains nearby. I do love the Georgia Aquarium, so I’d have to recommend a trip there.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Ivanna Malone with Boheme Winter Photography has absolutely been not only a mentor to me, but a friend. On the days when I feel like giving up she’s always there to pep talk me & put my head back on my shoulders.