We had the good fortune of connecting with DeCarus Baker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DeCarus, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The thought process behind Alex Rye Photography was to not only produce top quality images but to also create an environment where the client feels completely confident and secure. In January 2021, I found my late grandmother’s camera in my memory box kept away in storage. That prompted me to pursue an old but not forgotten passion; Photography is a passion that my grandmother and I both shared. To simply put it, it was a mixture of passion and process that helped bring life to my vision; moreover, locating that camera was a gentle reminder to ply my trade in photography.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Believing in myself definitely played a pivotal role in the ongoing success of Alex Rye Photography. I stepped out on faith when I decided to resign from my corporate position to pursue photography full time. I like to believe art is forever changing and change is something that energizes me. The energy gives me an advantage to get inspiration from almost any and everything. My authenticity and genuine desire to help my clients capture their memorable, yet priceless moments is what sets me apart from most photographers. This gives me the opportunity to focus outward on my clients to help think outside the box. I like to say I’m two steps to the left or right but always centered.
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 would definitely take my best friend to Slush on Edgewood during the day and Lucca (Blue) at night. I love the vibe and energy in both places. They are definitely my go to places.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would definitely like to ShoutOut two women, my mother Suwon Baker and late grandmother Annie Baker for supporting every goal and dream of mine.
All images were captured by Alex Rye Photography.