Cary began Cary Diaz Photography while completing her bachelor’s degree and working full time. She started by offering free sessions to her family and friends and posting them on social media sites. A year later, she decided to pursue her new dream and work as a photographer full time. Cary now does over 200 sessions and events each year.
Cary makes sure all of her clients, whether a couple or child, feel relaxed in front of the camera. She is silly and will do anything to get “the” shot.
When Cary isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, and travels to Disney World several times a year.
Cary’s Top Pro Tips
1. As hard as it may sound, never compare yourself to others; only compare yourself to the photographer you were, the photographer you are now and the photographer you want to be.
2. Make sure to have an online presence, not just a social media presence. Blogging is very consuming but so worth it! Social media can truly help your reach, but make sure it’s always leading back to your website/blog.
3. Keep learning. You will never know it all! Strive to become better and try new things.
Cary Diaz Photography
When Cary received the phone call that someone was interested in having her photograph newborn triplets, she almost fainted! She knew this was a very special occasion. The two girls and one boy were one month old. The session took 6 hours to complete, but the three of them were so sweet the entire time, as you can clearly see!
In Latin culture, a girl’s 15th birthday is a big occasion. It is typically celebrated with a big party and photos to memorialize her coming of age. Ashley did a more formal portrait session previously at the beach. However, she also wanted fun, bright pictures with the famous graffiti of Wynnwood Walls. These dynamic shots certainly capture the excitement and energy of Ashley’s age!
Cary met Quinn’s parents for their maternity session. She offers a convenient service where she photographs newborns in their own home and brings all of the necessary items to do so. Typically, newborns are photographed within 14 days of birth, but Quinn was a little older at 5 weeks.
Cary’s Two Bright Lights Experience
“It was a long-time goal for me to be published somewhere, but I didn’t know how to go about it. A fellow photographer mentioned Two Bright Lights and I was hooked! It was so easy and convenient to submit to multiple publications at once. I was beyond excited when I received that first email saying I was going to be featured only a few hours after using it for the first time. It’s not only a time saver, but I always look forward to submitting my sessions.”