We had the good fortune of connecting with Pam Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Pam, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Beautiful photography, OF COURSE, but there’s also no doubt in my mind that Savoring The Sweet Life Photography is successful because of my fun attitude, customer service and the fact that I want to be a friend and each client’s photographer for life. (And I have hundreds of 5 Star Client Testimonials that tell me I’m correct in thinking that….YAY!) I absolutely LOVE what I do so it’s easy to make this show through! I make sure each and every interaction is upbeat, helpful, friendly and prompt – I also work really hard to make everything easy for my clients– from scheduling, to choosing a location (I have lots of sample portraits to help you find the perfect place,) to helping with how to choose your outfits (I have an easy formula to help the whole family look great) and then during our portrait session or wedding day I keep the vibe lighthearted and FUN. (Believe me, portraits don’t need to be stiff and awkward!!!) I believe the purpose of a portrait is to capture how you look and feel at that moment in time – so we have to keep things fun!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Can you believe I picked up my first camera at age 8? Photography has been a lifelong hobby and passion. I have a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies and Education – and I’ve channeled that into running a successful photography business. What I love is seeing my clients year after year – and being their photographer for life! I want to be the friend you call for every stage of your life – from engagement to wedding, to maternity and newborn and then as the kiddos grow up, even professional headshots when your online presence needs a boost!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’ll just say up front that I LOVE San Diego!!! So I really do share it with friends and if you peek at my Blog Photo Journal and you’ll see I’m out almost every week enjoying our beautiful city! First up on my tour of San Diego would be a walk around Balboa Park enjoying the architecture. I love Balboa Park so much I can give a pretty good walking tour talking sharing everything from their plants to the history of the park (like did you know there once was a nudist colony in the park? And during WWI sailors were taught to how to row and how to swim in the lily pond? Truth!) We would lunch on the patio of the Japanese Friendship Garden (try their salmon bowl and one of their amazing and unique teas!) Then spend the afternoon visiting the botanical building, Spanish Village and a museum (the Timken Museum is always free!)
The next day, we would explore Seaport Village and jump on the Seal Tour which is a super fun adventure that shares the history of the town and then drives right into San Diego Bay for a sail across the bay. Great views of sea lions, the city and North Island Base. We would lunch at Point Loma Seafood to keep in theme with the ocean adventure and a drive through Fort Rosecrans and the tidepools of Cabrillo to finish the day. Stop for dinner at Slaters 50/50 in Liberty Station (my hubby’s favorite burger in all of SD!) and maybe watch the sun go down from Sunset Cliffs – what a perfect day.
Of course San Diego Zoo would be another full day – and I love lunch in the zoo’s Albert Restaurant – so relaxing and delicious. Dinner could be at the Casa de Prado on the patio and then stroll Balboa Park after dark! The next day would start in Old Town for some history and lunch at Casa de Reyes – then jump on the San Diego Trolly for a grand hop on hop off tour of the city – even for a local it’s nice to have someone else do the driving and I always learn something new. We would definitely jump off the trolly in Coronado to explore the Hotel Del Coronado: walk through the lobby, the shops, their little museum and enjoy an ice cream cone on the beach from Moo Town Creamery. We could also spend some time playing and people watching on the beach. Dinner at Peohe’s at Coronado Ferry Landing would cap off the perfect day. If everyone is still up for fun, I’d give them some choices for the rest of their stay: A walk in Torrey Pines Reserve, shopping and lunch in Del Mar, a day at Sea World, Safari Park, or Legoland, shopping at Fashion Valley, Rent a jet ski or paddle board in Mission Bay with lunch near Belmont Park, old time fun in Julian, night time in the Gaslamp, etc, etc……oh my goodness I want to go on this trip right now!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would shout out to ALL my friends from my church and from social media who have always encouraged me and to this day keep me smiling!
Photography by Me!! Yay! Pam Davis at Savoring The Sweet Life Photography www.SavoringTheSweetLife.com