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Meet DJ Adams-Walker of DJ Adams Photography in Roswell

Today we’d like to introduce you to DJ Adams-Walker.

Thanks for sharing your story with us DJ Adams. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Originally from Seattle, I ditched the rainy city at my first opportunity to become one with the sun in Pensacola, FL. It was here that my love for all things creative manifested into a passion for all things beautiful. With an Advertising major and Art minor, I focused my educational studies around using my own photography to create advertisements and promotional material. When I left Florida in 2012, I moved to Atlanta to obtain my Masters Degree in Integrated Global Communication with the idea of focusing my energy toward non-profit efforts. However, after self reflection and a chat with my wife, I decided to give up what I like about non-profit work for what I love… PHOTOGRAPHY!

When I was 10 years old, my grandfather gave me my first camera, a simple 35mm film camera for my first photography class. From the day I received it, I knew I would never put it down. It wasn’t until college, that I found my niche, in the wonderful world of maternity and boudoir. I held sessions for friends using a 35mm Pentax film. After a few years, I realized that I may have been on to something lucrative. After a meeting of the minds with my best friend, Flourishing Creatives was born and we’ve been full speed ahead ever since.

WTF is “Female Empowerment Photography”?
I am a Feminist and advocate for all sisters… not just CISters: Women are beautiful (don’t debate me)! We are bold, we are brave, we are WOMAN. Female Empowerment Photography is all about celebrating your sexiness and femininity to make you feel POWERFUL! The experience I bring to my clients is truly one that can’t be put into words… it’s more of a vibe. But I promise, you’ll leave your session knowing just how amazing you truly are.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The biggest challenges I’ve had are trusting myself and the universe to leave my full time job to burst into the photography business full time. Of course, there is always the worry about finances and security, but reality is… when you have a purpose and a destiny… nothing can stop you. It also helps that I have an amazingly supportive wife helping me navigate.

Please tell us about DJ Adams Photography.
I specialize in Female Empowerment Photography. This separates me from others because I take time to talk to and get to learn my clients. While I also love capturing weddings, the time I’m allowed to spend with my bride or any other client ensures that they have what they need, that they feel comfortable and that they are gaining the full Female Empowerment experience. This has also blossomed into what I call the travel diary’s experience, where I travel with clients to capture their memories during vacation. Allowing them to leave the documenting to me and remaining present and in the moment to enjoy what’s right in front of them.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have trusted myself and done this sooner. Also, had more “reserve” money set aside.

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