We had the good fortune of connecting with Lindsay Lago and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lindsay, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
The editing!! In today’s world of “filters”, it’s so common that outsiders think photographers just slap a preset on our images and go. Many don’t realize the countless hours we put into perfecting an image. For me, that’s my favorite part. During a session I can already see in my mind how I want the image to look. I work hard at achieving that look through my editing.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is photography. It’s crazy how fulfilling life is when you find something you are so passionate about. I think what sets me apart from others is my vision. There are some really insanely talented photographers out there, but because my work is created by my vision, I create something that no one else will. My craft did not come easy. I picked up a camera and how no idea how to use it. I invested time and money into learning as much as I could from whoever I could. There were definitely times where I didn’t feel good enough, even now there can be days of doubt, but I have always managed to push that aside and grow. One lesson I have definitely learned is as long as you push yourself, you will grow. Looking back at my work from even 2 years ago there is just so much growth. Always push yourself!!! I want the world to know that my story is just beginning. There’s so much more I want to accomplish and explore in the world of photography!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A week long visit with my best friend here would be a dream! There’s no doubt we’d be spending most of our days at the beach. South Beach is iconic, however most of my beach days are in Ft. Lauderdale and wrap up the day with ice cream at Sloan’s. Another day we’d have to catch the Bright Line train and visit the new Brickel City Center or downtown Miami. There’s always tons of shopping on Lincoln Road or Miami’s Design District. The Art scene in Wynwood is always a must followed by a delicious meal in the food mecca. Whether it be Beaker & Grays or R House we can’t go wrong in Wynwood for food options. Instead of the traditional Joe’s Stone Crab experience, we’d take it to go and walk to South Point Park and pop some bubbly while watching the boats cruise in and out of the port. We’d take a trip to ZWF Miami for a once in a lifetime animal experience and hopefully some good photo opps. Miami and Fort Lauderdale are full of cultural and fun experiences. A week wouldn’t even be enough time!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Amanda Martin holds an extremely important piece of my heart. Years ago, I hired her for a family photography session. I expressed to her my interest in photography and without any hesitation she invited me along to her next session to tag along. She was an open book to my insane amount of questions. We met for coffee and she opened my eyes to the world of editing. I honestly thought it was too good to be true because there’s no way a human could ever be this helpful and open about her own business. I was wrong. She encouraged me to start my own photography business and the rest is history. I could never express how grateful I really am to her for molding my view of competition and women empowerment.
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