We had the good fortune of connecting with Stephen Odunlami and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Stephen, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Creativity is one of the important things I look for in anything I do, especially at a job. I enjoy exploring different ways to accomplish tasks and to make complex things easier. This is one reason why I enjoy photography. I look for how to make my photos look different from most photographers. Photography allows me to think outside the box, and make the best use of the things around me to create art.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am very excited about being a photographer. I try to set myself and my business apart from similar businesses. I guide my clients and models through every detail of their photoshoot so that they know what to expect, and what to do to prepare for their photo session. I put comfort before art. If a client or customer is comfortable, we will create beautiful and warm photos. If the opposite was the case, the photos wouldn’t look great, and the client may not return. I communicate, communicate, and communicate some more. This is how to make sure everyone is understood, and professionalism is accomplished.

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?
I would take my friend to Legacy West in Plano. It is a good place to walk around, take photos, eat good food, and enjoy watching people. I love the restaurants in the food hall at Legacy West!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Deevo. My first professional photographer. When I proposed to my wife in 2017, he was my photographer. He made the entire process relaxing and his attention to detail ensured that everything went smoothly on the day of the shoot. After seeing the photos he created, I was inspired to create something artistic as well, and this was the beginning of my photography journey. His Instagram account is @fusionphotog

Website: www.dunlam.com

Instagram: @dunlam.photos

Facebook: Dunlam

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