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

Hi Johanna, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursued photography because I’ve always had an interest, love and passion for it. I love how you can capture a moment in time and you can always go back and relive that moment through a photograph.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business name is Johanna Pake Photography. A lot of my clients/friends just call me JP 😊. I’m a self taught, natural light photographer here in San Diego. I mostly shoot Family, Maternity and Engagement photos. I occasionally will shoot weddings. It’s been 10/11 years now since I started my business. Seems like it was just yesterday. I absolutely love what I do. I care about my client’s and always give 💯. It’s been a fun journey and I’m still learning as I go.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
San Diego ALWAYS has something going on, so it’s hard to make a short list. But, if the weather permits (and it usually does), Coronado Beach and Ocean Beach are really nice for chilling in the sand. For food, I definitely would take someone that’s never been here to North Park/South Park for a bite to eat. From Pete’s Seafood to Soda and Swine, there’s so many good choices! Even our tourist areas are really cool! The small shops at Seaport Village and the Museums at Balboa Park are must sees.

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?
My husband. If it wasn’t for him, I don’t know if I would have been able to start my photography career. Cameras, lenses etc. aren’t cheap. He bought me my first camera for Christmas one year. He supported me and the path I chose to take and still does. Thank you babe, for starting me off and allowing me to do what I love.

Instagram: @johannapakephotography
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jphotography.johanna
Other: Email: MrsPake@yahoo.com

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