Wannabe foodie – Lover of all music – Cat lady – Beatles lover – Travel addict – Advocate for happy people
That’s the best way I can put it, because while there are many things in this world I love and adore, writing about myself is not one of them. So to make it easier on me (and honestly, easier on you too), I will post an article that was written this past year…
TALIA DEZSO PHOTOGRAPHY – WE COME TO YOU
Take the stress out of family photos and have the pros come to you.
Two things become obvious when the owner of Talia Dezso Photography discusses her work: (1) she loves photography and (2) she is uneasy talking about herself. These two aspects of her personality are also clear in her work. One can tell she loves the art of capturing a moment and wants the photos to do the talking. Which they to do, very eloquently.
“I always wanted to be a photographer, it was always something that was in the back of my mind.” said Dezso. “I just never thought it would be possible.”
It wasn’t until she photographed her sister’s maternity that she realised she could turn her hobby into a second career. As soon as those photos were displayed, the requests for more shoots came quick. To deal with the demand, Dezso built a simple studio in her house and began to book weekend photo shoots.
“At first I didn’t even want to call myself a photographer, it was just something that I was doing for people that I knew,” said Dezso. “Facebook is what changed it.”
However, as people outside her social circle began to book shoots it started to feel different.
“I was starting to get bored. It was the same thing every time – in studio, black backdrop,” said Dezso. “I didn’t feel like I was doing my own art, I was just doing what everyone wanted because I was so nervous.”
This was not what had inspired her as a girl looking at National Geographic. Something was missing and it was when Dezso decided to take a family outside that she found what that was.
“When I did the shoot in the middle of the forest it changed my entire perspective. I realised ‘This is what I should be doing!’” said Dezso. “After that I stopped booking in the studio and started calling myself a photographer.”
With a renewed outlook and new confidence, she began to develop her unique skill of capturing the moments that people do not even realize are the moments.
“My talent lies in being able to connect with people that I just met and figuring out what they need to relax and have fun.”
“There are technical photographers and there are emotional photographers,” said Dezso. “I’m not a technical photographer and never will be. I’ve never really been worried about my equipment, I’ve been more worried about the moment.”
While getting rid of the studio allowed Dezso to fulfill her dreams as a photographer, it also allowed her to make it more affordable for her clients.
“In no way am I looking down on studios, but studios have a lot of overhead,” said Dezso. “I don’t have any employees, I come with the gear that I can carry, I work with natural light, and because of all that I can go anywhere and keep my rates low.”
For five years Dezso has been able to build a portfolio that she is proud of and she is no longer afraid to turn down an offer that does not fit her terms.
“I remember saying ‘I’m not that kind of photographer’ and it was really freeing,” said Dezso. “If they don’t want to work with me, I totally get it, but if they see my portfolio and they call it’s because they want to work with me. I don’t have to compete with studios because I don’t do anything like them.”
by Paul Brown