Today we’d like to introduce you to Phoenix Simpson.
Hi Phoenix, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I started getting involved in photography and graphic design in my freshman year of high school by being on the yearbook team.
My school did not get cameras until my sophomore year of high school, so I used my iPhone and did my best to have good quality. Once my school got DSLR cameras, I used them a lot. After working with the school cameras, I asked for a Canon Rebel T6 for Christmas of 2020, and I got it.
After that during the summer of 2021, I definitely explored new opportunities and started practicing a lot. This past year, I started my business, Exclusive Visuals by Phoenix, because I wanted to take my passion to the next level.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Starting my small business has been a smooth road. I have been patient with the opportunities I’ve been able to obtain. My friends and family have given me support and business, so I am ever so grateful for them.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
My business is called Exclusive Visuals by Phoenix, and I create flyers, Youtube intros, and most importantly photos for most events. I shoot all over the St. Louis area, but my favorite area is Forest Park.
There are so many scenic places to shoot there. I am most proud of being able to capture important events, such as prom. I really want my clients to have free range with their shoots with me.
I will always ask their opinion to get the quality that the client wants. At the end of the day, I want to be an affordable and quality photographer.
What makes you happy?
I love to go outside whenever I can, whether it’s rain or shine.
I like to go shoot nature shots of flowers, birds, and bees interacting with the world. Feeling the wind and seeing the blue skies make me feel alive and grateful for everything in my life.
- Events- $60/hour
- Causal shots- $40/hour
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com