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

Hi Lori, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I want to offer creative and unique images for everyone, from families, actors, models, and musicians/bands too fine art. Having my own business allows me to be as versatile as I want, it gives me creative freedom.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love creating a fantasy scene from an average photo, that is what is most exciting! I enrolled at Daytona State College to get a degree in photography just as digital cameras and photoshop was being introduced to the marketplace. I was still using film cameras learning how to develop and print my images. But once I learned how to use and create in photoshop I was hooked. Today I consider myself to be a photo-artist, creating unique images from photographs.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When my friends from the south east coast visit, we drive the pacific coast highway from San Diego to as far north as possible. I get so excited showing off California Beaches and all the unique and iconic towns along the way. Most of my friends from the east are photographers, so there is no lack of enthusiasm to stop at every beach pull off.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Every single one of my friends, who are like my family, from the east cost to the west coast. As well every person I have photographed. They all encourage, support and believe in me to achieve my goals as a photographer.

Website: www.LadyLeaPhotography.com

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