Featured Photographer: Schrader Photography

Michigan Photographer Greg Schrader of Schrader Photography is our latest to be featured and we’re super stoked about it. Schrader Photography shoots sexy, sophisticated and edgy photos and their style has an avant-garde feel to it. They want their clients to feel fun, lighthearted, powerful and stunning during a shoot.

Their high-end, fashion photography has a dynamic look with grand, sweeping settings and an almost celebrity-like style to it. Take a look below at these great images and see for yourself!

How did you get started in Photography?:

I always knew I wanted to do something that I felt helped people or made them happy.  My favorite saying was, “I would rather work 18 hours a day for myself than 8 hours a day for someone else.”  So when an opportunity came along to work beside a fellow photographer at a wedding, I jumped at it.  And as they say–the rest is history.  I simply fell in love with photography and especially wedding photography.

What has contributed to your success?:

I definitely have been fortunate enough to encounter fellow photographers who live by the philosophy of “Paying It Forward.” Without their help and guidance I would not be as far along in my career as I currently am.  So I now make sure that I follow the same philosophy and give back to other up and coming photographers.

What is the most important thing for your continued success?:

I think it is important to never stop learning.  I continually push myself to try new things, meet new people, and put new concepts of thought into my brain.  I think this is important no matter what industry you are in.

What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?:

“You are NOT your customer.”  This is by far the most important piece of information that I have ever been given and I try to remind myself of this before every client contact.

What is most important in your photography?:

I love to tell the story of the person or people in my photographs.  The location, lighting, weather, etc. all take a back seat.  I can photograph anywhere and in any condition, I just need to make sure I can truly capture the identity my subject and the story that is being told at that moment.

The Shrader’s have an awesome workshop coming up. Learn more about it here.