We have to take a minute to brag and give major kudos to business partner and friend, Jeremy Huse. Jeremy Huse Photography was one of the first businesses we called when we decided to launch Southwest Missouri Moms. We knew we needed photos and knew Jeremy was just the man for the job. Not only is Jeremy super fun to work with–he has great ideas and is always looking for the latest trends in photography.
Take a minute to get to know Jeremy. We think you’ll like what you read. We know we do!
Where are you from and how long have you lived in SWMO?
I was born and raised in Cassville. I was actually one of the last babies born at Cassville Hospital. Cassville is still home!
Usually up with my wife around 6:30 am to start the day. Mornings consist of placing orders from the previous day then check emails and social media. I usually try to teach and/or learn something new from the constantly changing photo industry. I have several resources that I use to become educated and grow as the industry changes. Early to mid afternoon I prep for shoots. Most, if not all, of our shooting is done in the mid-afternoon to evening. If I have no shoots planned, I spend my time with family.
How long have you been a photographer?
I am in my eighth year as a photographer. This is my second year as a full-time photographer.
How would you describe your style?
Very relaxed and laid back. We consider all clients family and want them to feel comfortable, no matter the situation. We use both natural light and ﬂash photography to ﬁt the needs of our clients depending on the situation.
There are many beautiful locations. I’m not sure I can name just one. I love to shoot at sunset. Each day provides something different at that time and that sets our photos apart from others.
The smile. Hands down. It’s the joy you can bring to someone in delivering a ﬁnished product–creating a family portrait that will last forever, or a high school senior celebrating graduation, to capturing a child as they grow. In the end, you have memories and the photographs to take you back to that time.
What is the most challenging part of being a photographer?
Keeping up with the industry. Fashion, trends and the ever-changing world around us. Technology also plays a huge role in this business and is always changing.
What is your current favorite photography trend?
Composites for sure. You can put anyone anywhere! I will photograph the subject and them place them in a background digitally. This makes virtually anything possible and I think it’s the future of photography.
That totally depends on the session. Sometimes with children we may shoot several and only have a handful to show. As a general rule for children and families, I shoot 75-100 and show 40-50. High school senior is usually double that.
What advice do you have for moms in regards to taking their own snap-shots?
Patience! Photographing your own child or children is tough! I try bribery, but it doesn’t always work. If I had one tip, it would be to bring someone along that they know, but not someone they see or spend time with on a daily basis.
What should parents consider when searching for a professional photographer?
Style and reputation. You mainly want to choose a photographer based on their style, ﬁrst and foremost. If you don’t like their style, you’re not going to like your photos. Then look for reviews and ask around. Don’t be afraid to call a photographer and ask for references. I have never had this happen but would be glad to give them!
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