We had the good fortune of connecting with Angela Beransky and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angela, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
12 year ago I landed to the United States and it was the whole new world! I quickly realized I had to start from scratch! And this was actually a good thing! As soon as I became resident I enrolled in a college and started to take some classes. Photography classes were the most intriguing! With every photography class I took, I got myself into photography deeper and deeper. And this was until I felt that this is what I want to do! After college, for the whole year, I did photoshoots for free just to get myself into this and feel the industry, and get a better idea of what niche of photography speaks to me more. And certainly, it was a newborn and family photography that I fell in love! At that time I also just had my first child, so being flexible with my hours and scheduling sessions at my own availability seems like the best scenario for me. So little by little with a few session here and there, this is pretty much how I started my own business.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I feel like I’m so lucky to do what I absolutely love! I love creating portraits of tiny babies for the families while cuddling with their babies). It was not a fast journey. There were definitely moments when I wasn’t sure if this was for me. But I’m so happy I stuck with it! Newborn photography is a very different type of photography. Many people don’t even realize how much goes into newborn photography. But it’s not only about expensive training in baby safety and posing, it’s not only about experience, it’s not only about technical features of the camera and lighting, but it also is about a special love for babies! This journey was definitely a learning curve especially the first couple of years, but now I’m very proud to be among other super talented photographers of San Diego.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
San Diego has so many things and amazing places to offer to visitors. I would definitely spend one day in Balboa park. Another day could be a lazy day at the beach! Next day we would start with a a brunch at the Hornblowers and then go to Coronado and take a bike tour. and a little boat tour Then I would plan a crazy day at places like Six flag or Universal Studios. Another day would definitely be a Disney land because you are never too old for it! Amd the last day we can just hang out at La Jolla downtown and hit the beach again! We would definitely try a classic American food, Mexican food, Indian food (my favorite) and Brazilian statehouse for sure! I can’t wait until I have some relatives or friends visit from my country to spend a week full of adventures with them.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
It’s been a long journey and I’ve had a lot of people who somehow supported me, inspired me and encouraged! Of course, the very first person would be my husband who believed and supported me since the very beginning. Another huge support was coming from my friends in my photography community. It’s so important to have people who knows what it’s like and who can support you in any difficult situation.
All images are by Angela Beransky photography