We had the good fortune of connecting with Jason Vinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jason, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is sort of an inherent quality of being a small business owner. You obviously need to have an idea and understanding of what you need to do in order to make the business a success. but even then, there is always some risk involved. Nothing is certain.

From there, in terms of wedding photography and creativity, risk is something that I constantly embrace. So while I never want to risk not capturing certain elements of a day, there are times when I’ll rely on my second photographer to capture certain moments well, so that I can shoot for stars and get something epic and unique. Sometimes these images don’t work, but I always have my partner to fall back on.

Then in terms of portraits where there is time to play and fail, I always try to incorporate some type of risk-taking in order to get something unique and creative. This can be trying a new lighting setup, claiming a tree for a special perspective, or shooting in the rain or even underwater.

But at the end of the day, if something feels risky, that’s when you know you may be on to something good. That feeling of unconfort means you are exploring and pushing yourself.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What I feel has separated me from the pack within my industry is my constant need to move forward and never settle. Small yet constant improvements over time can quickly add up. So always trying to learn. Even if i feel like I have something mastered, there is always room for a new perspective or approach. even learning ways NOT to do things can help you improve. This mindset has helped in my composition, lighting, approach to moments, business, sales, and so on.

I have also always had the desire to be unique and to give a unique product. There are a lot of photographers that run their day off a set recipe. they do the same images and the same poses for every couple. But we want our couples to have images that are as unique as they are. So we try to go into the day with no preconceived idea of what the day will look like. This allows the moments we capture to be real and authentic representations of their day.

When it comes to portraits, where we have a deeper fingerprint of what’s going on, we try to never recreate an image we have done in the past. Even if we need or want to create a similar idea, we always try and put at least a small spin into the process so that the image is unique to the couple.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Fearless photographers. This group has single handily pushed the wedding photography industry for the better.

Website: https://vinsonimages.com/

Instagram: @vinsonimages_jason

Twitter: @vinsonimages_jason

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VinsonImages/

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Image Credits
Vinson Images – https://vinsonimages.com/

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