Today we’d like to introduce you to Bouquet Kramek.
Hi Bouquet, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My name is Bouquet, like a bouquet of flowers. I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. My Thai name is Pacharapan which means “diamond skin”. I am a published photographer and owner of Bouquet Photography.
I spent my college years studying TV & Digital Media and working as a photographer for a dance team. That is when I grew my passion for portrait photography. When people around me expressed interest in my work, wanting to hire me, I began freelance photography.
I came to the U.S. as an exchange student to see more of the world, practice my art, and practice speaking English. Soon after, I moved to Hawaii it is where I fell in love with my amazing husband. He is the one who saw my potential and encouraged me to pursue my art. After lots of hard work, I was able to pursue photography full-time.
After COVID-19 hit, more than 900 small businesses in Hawaii shut down, I was one of them. At the time, we already knew we wanted to move to the mainland. So here I am, starting fresh in Orlando, Fl. I reopened my photography business and continue to thrive because of my amazing clients and loving what I do.
My work is my passion! Every day and every shoot is an opportunity to learn and further develop my craft. I love to help illuminating people I photograph, I love to imagine that my photos perhaps hanging on their walls, or years later they would look at it and be reminded of how idyllic they were or how in love they were. Most importantly, I hope my photographs will give people of the next generation a chance to remember their ancestors in the most picturesque way.
I strive to create photographs that not only capture a moment but also capture a feeling and essence, and I hope that my photos will make an impact on someone’s life in the future.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My journey is definitely not a smooth road. I would say transitions were the hardest part to overcome. I moved from Thailand to the U.S., started from zero. I was struggling getting my life together. If you asked me two years ago, I would never have thought of becoming a full-time photographer.
Another thing is getting my business out there and to attract clients is not easy, especially when I am new to the area. I am still working on it and trying to be involved in the community as much as possible.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I define myself as a portrait photographer, but really I am good with capturing best angles of people. I photograph anything from lifestyle photography all the way to beauty editorial in a studio. I started modeling a few years after photography. It teaches me what to look for on both sides of the camera and helps improving my photography skills along the way.
I have known to be very easy to work with. Clients usually say that I am very calm and cheerful which helps them to be more comfortable around me. I bring only positivity during sessions. Having a great attitude is always what I am proud of. You would never see me get angry because there’s no reason to be angry when I get to do what I love.
I would like to say, having a keen eye for detail to ensure all elements of a photo are perfectly blended to convey the appropriate vision and or message is what sets me apart of others. I pay very good attention to my crafts. I will try to communicate with clients to get to know them more, learn about what they like or dislike, then apply that to my work. So each session is unique and has its own personality.
Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
In the past, I have heard people says professional photography is dying since these days anyone can take a good quality photos on their phone. In my opinion, professional photography is far from dead. Instead, it is evolving and thriving. You can’t even scroll through social medias without seeing photographers offering their services.
Photography is a form of art, and art is subjective. In order to succeed and stay in trends for photography business, we definitely need creativity and imagination. As a professional photographer, we should be able to perceive something and interpret it in different ways both beautiful and meaningful.
Remember that; “Anyone with any camera can take a photo, but not anyone can create an image that makes people pause, think, and feel.”
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://www.bouquet.photography/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portraitsbybq/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/portraitsbybq
Model: Bernadette Model: Chey & Vincent Model: Eve MUA: Andrea Lee Model: Alex & Jaden Model: Hailey Model: Toni & Jeff, HMUA: Amanda Welch, Outfit: Adelyn Grace & Leonardo 5th Avenue, Bridal Jewelry: Allure Wedding Jewelry, Venue: Capen House Model: Melissa Model: Quenzy & Chris, HMUA: Amanda Welch, Outfit: Adelyn Grace Bridal & Leonardo 5th Avenue, Bridal Jewelry: Allure Wedding Jewelry, Venue: Capen House