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Meet Fredrick Larry of Cibolo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Fredrick Larry.

Hi Fredrick, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
The way I found my passion was a mistake, I discovered photography my sophomore year of college. I originally bought a camera for car vlogs, with the mindset to make YouTube videos. Well, being a broke college student I could only afford the camera. I got introduced to photography when a friend asked me to take photos of a family friend of theirs. I have no idea what I was doing with a camera, this was my first time actually using it. They ended up loving the photos, and recommend I do photography full time. At the time I laughed, I didn’t take making a profit off photos that seriously. But I then spend a year learning how a camera works till I felt more comfortable in situations, that’s where my photography journey began.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
If I said photography is easy, it’s just a “click” of a button I’d be telling lies. I find new ways to challenge myself with each shoot that I do. When I first began I didn’t have a mentor to instruct me on what my settings should be in different light settings. Besides learning about light, you also have to learn customer service, how to run a business. These things you learn and develop over time. But you get more and more familiar with how to talk to people, trying to figure out what best for them. You’re providing a service, you have to have a standard of work for yourself. Finding the balance between work and fun creative work is the struggle currently.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I started out as a portrait photographer, I have migrated to more couples, engagements, and weddings now. But still don’t stray far from my roots. I wanna be known for the photographer that lets you “Do what you want!” meaning that you shouldn’t let someone else tell/say what you can and can’t do. Do what makes you happy at the end of the day, that’s all you have is yourself. So why not put yourself first?

I’m most proud of the community, there are so many talented photographers in Texas as a whole, so to be recognized in San Antonio is a big accomplishment. But there are so many others here that are also deserving.

What sets me apart? I just love those around me, I’m not going to shy away from someone who’s asking for help. I hope I could guide them, I didn’t have that when I started. I just wanna support the ones around me to provide some encouragement to not give up and keep chasing a dream or goal that they have.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
I believe that, work ethic, being driven, have small goals first, long term relationships, build stepping stones, help others, networking goes a long way.

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Spencyr Mays
Lucky Steele

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