Stella Cove loves to be very interactive with our community! We have become close to the social media that everyone buzzes about and have made many new friends. Some have even been so spectacular as to shoot some with awesome instakids wearing our SS17 collection! Beachwear like our Pretty Jumpsuit for Girls and plenty of swimwear have been meeting the feeds of thousands of people and we are loving all these collaborations!
Each photographer has their own unique style. Kathy Wolfe of Kathy Wolfe Photography is one of our latest partners in the social media world. Her shots are extremely stunning and is sure to keeps it fun for the children as well! She is our one of our feature photographer for the month!
We got the opportunity to ask her some questions about her creative process. Also to see how she produces such great images like of one of her post with our Pretty Jumpsuit for Girls.
Kathy Wolfe Interview
Are there any photos which stand out in your life as having moved you the most and if so why?
I'm constantly moved and inspired by photos. Its always changing and never ending. One minute I'm obsessing over landscapes and the next minute documentary work and the next fashion.
Do you listen to music when you're working, if yes, what kind?
When I'm shooting in studio I usually have music on, I feel it helps relax the clients. But when editing I need quiet. No tv or music. I can get easily distracted I guess!
Do you know what a finished piece of work looks like or does it develop as you work?
It depends on the type of shoot. If I'm shooting a family I don't have any preconceived ideas, since I prefer those type of sessions to be as spontaneous as possible. If I'm shooting commercial, editorial or fashion I like to have somewhat of a plan, but know things don't always go as planned so sometimes things just develop as I go! I've learned though the years to have a plan but not get discouraged if that plan doesn't work.
What's the best part of the process? What's the most challenging part?
I love to reach different creativity levels. The best part of a shoot for me is totally stepping out of my comfort zone and shooting something unique. The challenge of this is stepping out of the comfort zone and actually producing something I'm proud of.
One of the many things we appreciate about your photos is that your subject seems to have the courage, when in your shoot, to let a emanate a more personal part of themselves. The photo looks very honest. How do you manage to make this happen?
I really just try to take time and not rush any shoot. I had a little girl the other day come in for a clothing brand shoot. It took her a long time to warm up and I think her dad was getting more anxious about it than me. I don't rush anyone or anything. I just relax, play a video game with them, read a book with them, eat a cookie with them. Soon after, we shoot and it's their genuine self and I'm happy I made a new friend.
If you could photograph anyone in the world who would it be, also how would you style them? I'm not a star struck person, so that's a tough question. The Queen of England? Brad Pitt? Haha. I really don't know. My bigger dream is to shoot an editorial for like Zara or Free People or to shoot a major brand campaign would be cool.
What would you tell your younger self?
Take more chances. Oh and travel more!
What do you think is the role of photography today?
I'm not sure the role of photography has ever changed. It's always meant to me about saving a certain moment in time. I know every photo I took and can remember a snippet about it. That's what it's always meant to me. You don't need to be a professional to save moments. That's the great thing about photography.
What hopes do you have for your works the moment you release them into the world? How do you wish for them to affect people?
I always hope to get good reactions. I mean, no one wants to see their images not liked or appreciated. It's rewarding to see people appreciate what you do.
What advice do you have for any new photographers?
Let things form themselves. So many new photographers feel they need to find a style, when really, if you just let things go, a style will find you. Also, be yourself. I see a lot of new photographers look at others work and try to emulate it. Find you. Be you.
Extremely happy that we got to work with such a great photographer and person! We are looking forward to working with her again in the future to get more stunning shots like the one of our Pretty Jumpsuit for Girls