In this blog, we’ve chosen to showcase one of our favorite photographers, Stacy Hart. After sitting down with Stacy, we learned a lot about her business and passion for photography. She has done an amazing job capturing the essence of Rosewood Farms in all of the pictures below.
Once Stacy joined the military, her interest and skill deepened even further. While she was traveling all over the world, she took advantage of this opportunity to capture photos of the unique places she was seeing.
Stacy began to pursue a profession in photography after having her daughter in 2010. Unhappy with her corporate job, she decided to quit and start her own business. Stacy credits her husband with being her biggest supporter, pushing her and encouraging her to pursue her dreams and believe in herself.
For Stacy, photography is about capturing emotion. She sees her job as creating lasting heirlooms for families, that will be treasured for years to come. Her favorite shot to capture during a wedding is about 20 minutes after the first look. She loves the intimate relaxation and contentment that comes as a couple’s commitment to one another sinks in. Stacy also loves father-daughter and mother-son moments as she can envision these with her and her husband and their own children in the future.
Stacy finds the Rustic and Rose barns gorgeous for weddings and photographs. But according to her, Rosewood Farms “unique little gem” is The Suite. She is obsessed with the light that streams in from its many windows and its wide open spaces. This combined with its clean palettes provides many photo opportunities.
She also enjoys shooting in the Lower Level of the Rustic Barn. The washed brick and colors of the space allow for light and depth in the images.
Stacy describes her photography style as “light and rich.” Many photographers go for a “light and airy” feeling in their images. She loves the lightness in her photographs, but she also goes beyond that to capture tones and depths that are much more intense. In doing so, she is able to capture more emotion and feeling in her photos.
She was surprised how much she enjoys the business side of photography. “The business and art go hand-in-hand, and you must consistently be improving on both sides,” she says.
Stacy will always continue her love and appreciation for photography because of her relationships with her clients. It is a very special dynamic to be invited into someone’s relationship to develop it into photographs, and she loves to see everything she envisions from behind the lens come to fruition at the end of the process.