The ROCKIN BLOG
Bring on the inspiration. Beauty. Music. Art. Creatives. Life & Insight.
1. What kind of business do you run as a photographer?
That's a great question. I am a photographer specializing in Boudoir, Fashion, and editorial portraiture. The studio provides an intimate setting for clients to open up and become the sexiest version of themselves.
2. Why the camera? Is it your passion??
I love the camera but what motivated me to become a photographer isn't that simple. I love the options that photography offers; not just the light, subject matter, backgrounds and location but the opportunity to create images of people that they have never seen before. I strive to create sensual, elegant, and slightly erotic images that show the clients "sexiest self".
3. You are a young business woman, what have been some of the struggles and what have been some winning moments?? Any advice to someone about to start a small business?
There are struggles no matter what you decided to pursue as a career. Biggest mistake is not taking myself serious enough; I have a skill-set that I have worked very hard to cultivate and giving everyone a discount is not a winning strategy. My first ever boudoir client said "Kaylin, I really want to send my husband sexy photos for our anniversary and I tried it with my iphone and it was the most horrific experience of my life. I can not send him those photos, can you help me?" I thought about it and realized that all women want intimate images to share with their special someone and yet the thought of getting naked in front of a random photographer is more than uncomfortable. Advice for someone thinking about starting a small business would be to do your research; make sure you are the best you can be, and always be fair and upfront about your services, experience, and pricing.
4. Where would you dream to be in 5 years from now??
5 years from now I would like to be traveling and shooting boudoir in the most romantic destinations around the world.
5. What are your beauty must haves in Los Angeles?
Local beauty must haves: obvious choice being ROCK N' BROWS for my brow maintenance:). I have the pleasure of working with so many local salons and boutiques it's hard to narrow it down. Le Bra Lingerie is my favorite place to pick up something sexy. Key pieces in my makeup kit this season. Benefit liner, NARS Velvet Lip Pencil in Cruela, Kat Von D studded lipstick set, Too Faced eyeshadow pallets, IT cosmetics for concealer and highlighter, Napoleon is a new brand to me that I am also really enjoying.
6. What is your main inspirations for your work/life?
I love art. In all of its mediums art offers people an escape; a safe place to meditate in the beauty of what we are looking at or listening to. Eddie Sedwick, Twiggy, Marilyn, Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, and so many others have given us decades of art to enjoy.
7. If you could see one thing change about humanity what would it be and why?
I wish that society as a whole would work harder to work together.
8. How has ROCK N' BROWS changed your life !?
My eyebrows have never looked so good! It changes the shape of your entire face. I am a huge fan of the Rock N' Brow!
Thanks for Playing @ Kaylin Mae! You rock girl, I love your talent/spirit & camera. Kaylin Mae's Links are below:).
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I wonder who will inspire me next:)! Happy 2015.
Owner/Artist/Musician interviews an inspirational Rock N' Brow client every month:) Who knows it could be you….inspire her!