hey y'all! i'm Stacey. a proud West Philly native and August Leo. i love to travel, workout, create, and picnic in the park with my boyfriend. Photography has been an interest of mine for years! i'm so excited for this journey as I work to become a full-time photographer capturing refreshing images for professionals, brands, events, and calm spaces.
Who's behind the Gray Lens?
How did you get into photography? I had an interest in travel photography for years now. I used to live in Spain and so, I traveled A LOT around Europe taking pictures on my iPhone4/5. I wanted a “real” camera but couldn’t bring myself to pay for one/didn't have the extra funds at the time. I now shoot with a mirrorless RP Canon!
What inspires your work? Other (black) photographers and black culture inspire me. I'm big on concepts so learning about passion projects usually fills my motivation tank.
Favorite places you have traveled: Mmm this is hard lol I really enjoy New Orleans. Granada is my favorite city in Spain. Santorini was unforgettable and, Amsterdam was pretty funky/alternative.
If you are not snapping photos what else are you doing? Hanging with Justin, family, and friends. I’m a high school Spanish teacher so during the school year a lot of my time goes towards that. I’m, also, probably eating something or making plans to work out or laying in the park.
Favorite Quotes or Sayings: “Remember when you prayed for what you have now?”
Favorite Music Artists: I’m a big Kid Cudi fan. I like Drake, Lucky Daye, Miguel, Megan Thee Stallion, and that’s just what I could think of off the top of my head. I’m was an avid concert-goer and big on festivals (pre-covid).
Favorite Food: No such thing for me.
How is shooting with you? It's a fun experience! If you're not used to being in front of the camera, I'm here to help you feel comfortable and talk you through poses as I shoot(and before the shoot during our calls). We'll laugh, dance, and probably be besties once it's over lol Justin, my boyfriend will most likely be flying the drone to get awesome behind-the-scenes footage. It'll be a great day - you'll leave feeling revitalized and confident!