Tell Us More: Alberta Henry, photographer of love
Alberta Henry is an exceptional photographer and Chemistry lecturer from Choiseul.
At the beginning of her photography career, she only took photos of her friends which would end up being the most liked photos on her friends’ Facebook wall/profile.
Her husband bought her a camera on their honeymoon and she woke up one day wanting to do baby shoots. After a few years shooting portraits, she and her husband ventured out shooting weddings. They shoot LOVE and want their photos to be as authentic, natural and elegant as possible. The couple recently started shooting babies in their new baby studio which provides a different experience to their clients. You can find Alberta’s work on Instagram @alberta_henry.
What is it like being a photographer?
It is very rewarding being a photographer. Since I shoot love and families, it is always heartwarming to see families interact and capture their love and joy and laughter. Capturing babies during their first year is also enjoyable because the parents and their families appreciate having those memories for a lifetime.
What is the one thing about you that often surprises people?
My age. Persons who meet me for the first time (but know my work) always expect me to be older than I am.
How do you define success?
Success for me is self-improvement; the journey to get to the next step doing something you love. I also believe that success is freedom… having the freedom to be creative, to choose how and where your creativity is used, and to be appreciated for your work.
If you could be remembered for one thing what would it be?
I want to be remembered for whatever work I did that created an impression in people’s lives
Where is your happy place?
My home… specifically my office and studio.
What is your greatest fear?
Failure. The fear of failing at some things would keep me from trying them out.
Animals or babies?
The choice is probably clear…I am a baby photographer after all. Although, I do own four dogs and a cat.
What talent do you yearn for?
Anything that improves the skills in photography and editing that I already have.
What lesson has been the hardest to learn?
Not everyone is your client. Not everyone will like your work, appreciate your work or want your work. It is important to identify your people and your niche.
TV or music?
I haven’t sat down to watch TV in years. I do have the occasional movie night with my husband and watch Netflix while I edit but watching TV and doing nothing else is something I no longer do.
What food do you call bae?
Fig and backs!
What is your guilty pleasure?
Coffee and coffee drinks
If you had to change one thing in your life, what would it be and why?
God has been faithful and good to me. Every experience has made me who I am today and I am content.
What is the business tip you have got and never forgotten?
Charge your worth. Give the price and be quiet...persons who want you will pay it.
As an artist is it more important to be liked or respected?
It is more important to be respected for your work. On social media, persons depend on likes, but likes don't necessarily bring respect for your work. A photographer can have a great following on Instagram but very few bookings or very few persons willing to pay for services because of lack of respect for the effort that goes into the work.
What is your personal motto?
Whatever you do, do it well. It is important to be professional and consistent and give your best with every single client. Everyone is special and every job requires your all. As long as you have made the commitment to accept that client as yours they deserve all that your brand has to offer.