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

Hi Carmen, what do you attribute your success to?
I think one of the biggest factors of our success as a photography business is we put our personal touch on every session. The majority of our clients come to us via word of mouth, so as a result we depend a lot on our clients having a positive experience and passing that along to their friends. We are capturing these families most precious moments, we want them to have a great time with us, and enjoy their session so it can be captured in their pictures.

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.
Photography is such a beautiful art, it encompases so many aspects. From the subject, to lighting, mood, angles and so much more. I think in the beginning knowing and understanding the technical side of photography can hinder the artistic side. I was able to find an artistic side while photographing dancers early on. The way they move, the brief moments that you can catch that can make a story were so intriguing to me… It taught me to open up and express what they were feeling in that exact moment of time. Now, being able to find my personal expression while photographing comes easy for me now. I love being able to go in to each session with an open heart and mind, photography for me is story telling at it’s finest.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, we live in one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Everyone appreciates our Colorado mountains. I love showing off our city, such as, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, and Pikes Peak

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
When we started this business in 2006, it was on a whim, Judah had done photography with his father Noel Morales for many years. Noel taught him everything in the beginning of our journey, from lighting to camera angles. I would also say the dance community of Colorado Springs gave us a chance and for that we will forever be grateful.

Website: www.photosbyjcm.com

Instagram: @photosbyjcm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jcmphotography

Image Credits
JCM Photography

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