We had the good fortune of connecting with Philip and Heather Collier and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Philip and Heather, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor for any success we’ve had would be that we’re always striving to challenge ourselves. We have an internal challenge to see who can capture the most appealing photographs at every shoot. We also continue to study the art of photography and push the limits of our knowledge on how we can technically get better at producing images that we and are our clients are excited about. 

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets us apart as a photography company would be the comprehensive service our clients receive. Many people can produce great photos, but we wholeheartedly strive to give our clients a personal, comfortable, and streamlined hospitality on top of the best photos we can produce within the time we’re given. We desire to essentially become part of our clients extended family. One of the things we’re most proud of is the confidence our clients place in us to develop the best use of our time with them. We still do not believe we’ve reached the paramount of our careers, because we always believe we have room to grow in this industry. One of the primary reasons we’ve gotten this far is because of our desire to work harder and harder as a brand. After seven years of crafting our skills, we’re always excited to meet future clients and we’re also excited for wherever photography takes us. Something we’ve learned over the years is for us not to compare ourselves to other photographers. It’s easy to get caught up in the photography rat race and compromise your creativity. Coco Chanel truly summed it up: “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

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.
Of course we’d recommend to our hypothetical friends that they should visit in October so that we could watch the Braves and Falcons play. Others on our itinerary would certainly include Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Ponce City Market, Walking the Belt-Line, World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Sawnee Mountain, and last but not least our favorite food dive Naan N Curry in Duluth (yes we’re foodies!).

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Philip wants to shoutout to his parents David and Jerri Ann. David was the reason we were originally able to afford a pro level DSLR. Jerri Ann was an inspiration to Philip from his toddler years to today as she always promoted imagination whether through the stories she read him or re-imagining the world around as he played outdoors at his rural Kentucky home. We’d like to dedicate our shoutout to Jerri Ann who unbelievably passed away on December 11, 2020 (David’s birthday).

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