We had the good fortune of connecting with Rosanna Barr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rosanna, why did you pursue a creative career?
When we are surrounded by beauty in our lives and we see the beauty in the sunsets and moon rises, I am inspired everyday to capture those moments. As a photographer I am able to capture the moments that mean so much to me and my family and to those of my clients. From the day we get married to the birth of our children, and many other moments occasions in our lives, I get to stop time and share those moments with my family and the families that I connect with in my business. Life is fleeting and photography gives us the chance to keep our memories alive. with the advance of technology I am now able to create an image that is only in ones imagination and to share those images with those that follow me on social media and elsewhere. The artistic community has become so much more connected in so many ways that we can share the beauty of the world and the people in our world so freely now.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have always loved picking up a camera and capturing life, from still-life to portraits of people. I have worked hard a my craft in newborn photography as this is a field of photography where you need to train how to pose a baby safely, making sure you are away of signs of distress and how to safely pose in props. This is not a field of photography you decide to do one day and off you go, it takes lots of practice, learning, workshops and you never stop learning. I have really found a love in creating digital art with my newborn poses and this in itself challenges me everyday to perfect and create more and more interesting, eye pleasing images. I pour my heart and soul into each clients images, and walking into their homes year after year seeing your work on the wall, is what drives me to keep creating the art I produce. Its not just a photo, it’s a piece of art you hang on your wall and proudly display, its your family, your child, your moment and that is so important.
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.
We would start the week off with a ferry trip to Coronardo island and bike around the island ending the day with a sunset over the downtown city of San Diego and dinner at one of the fabulous restaurants at the ferry landing area. We will take the ferry back to San Diego and see the beautiful downtown lights that dawn the skyline. Next up would be a day down town San Diego and enjoying the artistic flair of Balboa park and the zoo and surrounding area. The Gaslamp would be our choice for dinner and drinks. We would take a trip to Torrey Pines state park and hike/walk down to the beach and walk the gorgeous beach all the way till you cannot walk anymore. La jolla to see the seals and dine in one of the many fabulous eateries would be on our list of things to do. Taking a scenic drive out to Jullian and picking apple for seeing the snow ( in winter) is a must see when in our area. Driving to the Carlsbad outlets for some shopping and a sunset at the beach is also a must on our list of things to do.
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?
As they say it takes a village to raise a child and it takes a village to build a business. I am so fortunate to have a supportive family that encourages me and acknowledges my moments, even the negative ones. I have two groups of women photographers that are so amazing and helpful, San Diego Women in Photography- these ladies are always so helpful and we support each other in photography, business and life, and then WICP the Women in Creative photography, the wisdom and artistic creativity that these ladies have brought to the table inspire me to push my creativity way beyond the boundaries. I have learnt that it is very important to be supportive of fellow artists, there is more than enough to go around, and kindness and support can go a long way, in both directions.
Linkedin: Rosanna Barr