Perry started pursuing photography her senior year of high school. She IS THE NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR TEAM, AND ONE WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE GOTTEN! HER STYE AND TALENT clearly SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. If you're looking for a unique yet classic perspective, and an easygoing human behind her camera... Perry's your girl!
Perry loves her puppies and kitties, coffee, long car rides, gigantic comfy sweaters, and the northwest.
Her fiancé is pretty cool too.
1) Favorite food, color, musician, tv show?
pasta, hands down. I’m a pasta FIEND. Color would probably be a light blue or purple. I honestly don’t like color that much, you’ll probably never see me wearing any color. Musician? How about multiple musicians: Leonard Cohen, Billy Joel, New Order, gotta throw in my girls Sondar, Hop Along, Bruno Mars… I like everything. TV shows would be Scrubs, Supernatural, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and so many others. Why do you make me choose!
2) There are a lot of professions out there… why photography?
Well I’ve always been an artist, I always knew my profession was going to have SOMETHING to do with creating. Photography is something I never noticed I loved so much until I really started doing it intentionally in a class I took in high school. I’ve always been that person who refuses to delete the photographs on my computer, dating back to when I got my first crappy digital camera when I was in 7th grade. So when I picked up a real camera for the first time it just clicked, it was something that I would never tire of.
3) What does it mean to “take pictures”?
Being able to create and capture somebody’s essence and personality at the same time is so cool, especially when you get to watch yourself grow overtime. It’s the satisfaction of seeing the passion or vulnerability behind your subjects eyes and knowing you really captured who that person is.
4) WHAT ARE SOME OTHER PASSIONS YOU HAVE?
I STARTED WRITING POETRY WHEN I WAS 6 AND WAS WRITING NOVELS BY THE TIME I WAS 12. SO BEFORE I DISCOVERED PHOTOGRAPHY I ALWAYS THOUGHT I WAS A GOING TO BE A WRITER. MY WRITING HAS BEEN ON THE BACK BURNER FOR A WHILE NOW, BUT IT’S SOMETHING I LOVE AND I WILL CONTINUE TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I’M ALSO A BIG TRAVEL FIEND. I HAVEN’T GONE MANY PLACES IN MY LIFE, BUT IT’S SOMETHING I CAN’T WAIT TO START. ANY TIME I GET THE CHANCE TO GO ON A LONG CAR RIDE TO A NEW PLACE, I TAKE IT.
5) What’s your morning routine like?
It all starts with taking out the dogs in the morning (I have three of them). If I’m lucky it’s my fiancé’s turn so I can just skip right to the coffee and breakfast portion of the morning. Then we really just kind of hang out until I decide to start working or have to leave for work and that’s pretty much it. I wish I had something more exciting to say.
6) What was your childhood like? How did that play
a part in your photography?
My father is in the golf business and my mother is in sales, so coming from a fairly professional family I’m kind of the black sheep. Although I’ve always been a bit different or considered more “creative” than the rest of my family, I’m extremely lucky to say I’ve always considered my mom my best friend. She’s always encouraged me to pursue any dream I have, and I know if it weren’t for that I would not be where I am today.
7) WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO PHOTOGRAPH?
FEMALES. I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHING FEMALES. I THINK IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH HOW SECRETIVE THEY ARE. THEY’RE JUST SO FULL OF LIFE AND SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO SEE, SO BEING ABLE TO PULL THAT PERSONALITY OUT OF THEM IS A CHALLENGE THAT I LOVE.
8) What influences your creativity?
A LOT of things influence my creativity. I use feelings as a way to express what I’m trying to capture, so anything that I see that makes me feel a certain way whether it be a photograph, a story, or even just a person I see on the street are fair game.
9) What’s the best purchase under $50 you’ve ever made?
So I’ve though about this a lot, honestly, because it isn’t the kind of question you get asked every day and my first thought was, “I have NO freaking idea.” So I have three dogs, but I think my best “purchase” I’ve ever made under $50 would be my husky, Sai (yes, a husky under $50 WHAT?) We already had our two other dogs, Icarus and Eos, and we were done at that point, I did not want three dogs. But then my fiancé got a call from a guy who was just trying to get rid of this puppy because his wife didn’t want her, so we literally traded an Xbox for our husky. Yeah, I know. And not to play favorites, but she’s the best dog we have.
10) What does a typical session with Perry look like?
I’m definitely more of a director than a poser. I really want your photos to look natural so this is what I try to bring out in my images. My motto has always been to take something simple and bring out the beauty in it.