We had the good fortune of connecting with Liberty and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Liberty, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
I’ve always been a very helpful person; I love making people feel good. using my art to boost the confidence in others and help them see their work is one of the most important things I could do with my knowledge and talent. when I was younger, I had a hard time coming to terms with my physical appearance, as most girls do. but the more photos I took, the more comfortable I got with myself. my older sister were photographs, and one was a model, so they taught tips and tricks when it came to the art. this helped immensely in my growth within photography and learn how to best display myself in a photo. because of this experience in my best, I am easily able to relate to people going through the same thing. and now I have the opportunity to help them in their journey of self-love.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think one aspect of my photography that sets me apart from not all, but many photographers, is that even though I have a consistent style, I tweak it for each shoot. every person is different, and because of that the most flattering angle, lighting, or editing is also different. I’ve noticed that many people just go on auto pilot and forget to engage with each model differently. for instance, I have a more unique look then many people. I have bright red hair, yellow pale skin, and I am very tall. some photographers just apply the same filter to me that they would to a dark-haired tanner person, and it doesn’t compliment me because it wasn’t made for me. same with different techniques in photographer a taller vs shorter person. because I’ve learned this, if worked hard to ensure that not only is my art consistent to what I like to perceive aesthetically, but it also flatters the subject.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Whenever my out-of-town friends drive in to visit me in Dallas, there’s always three places I bring them; The Book Shoppe and Coffee in Frisco, The Silos in Prosper, and Historic Downtown McKinney. the Book Shoppe and Coffee is home to some of the best coffee in the dfw, and it has a great vibey cozy interior. everybody there is super nice, and they even have a faith-based library within the coffee shop.
The Silos in Prosper is just a really fun place to explore during nice weather, and I take the majority of my photos there!
Historic Downtown McKinney is full fun shops to look around and AMAZING food spots! I enjoy Square Burger, Spoons, Patina Green, and Filtered. Lots of people also take professional photos there! Personally, I don’t because it is a little over done, but it is still a beautiful place.
Other places I would enjoy going to with a friend are Bonton Farms in South Dallas, Deep Ellum shops, and thrift stores in McKinney!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Like I have mentioned in the past, my older sisters had a huge influence not only in encouraging me in photography, but also mentoring and bettering me. they blazed a trail, so to say, in my family when it came to photography. other than my sisters, many friends volunteered hours to either let me take photos of them or help take photos of me.