About Emilia Gaston:
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Welcome to my site and thanks for visiting!
I'm Emilia Gaston, a professional photographer, student and creative. I fell in love with photography during my first year as a journalism student at the University of North Texas when were required to learn still photography and video to prepare us for careers in digital and print journalism. After learning the mechanics of a camera, composition and lighting, I bought my website domain and began my business. Currently, I have been taking photographs professionally for about eight years. Photography runs in my family, as well, as my father is a photographer who was taught by my great-grandfather.
Professionally, I work to bring my clients' visions to life through a personalized, conceptual shoot. In my practice, I prefer to fully customize every client's shoot to create a truly unique reflection of them. This is why you will not find pricing on my website. I prefer to discuss my client's goals and ideas and create a one-of-a-kind product for them. My favorite things to photograph are portraits and scenes with high contrast lighting and interesting composition and I prefer natural light.
In my personal life, I enjoy the outdoors and get outside everyday. Hiking, camping and exploring new adventures with my dogs are medicinal to me. Taking in nature and searching for the perfect content to fill my viewfinder are my favorite things.
I also spend a significant amount of time working in the American Indian community in Dallas, where I volunteer for the non-profit organizations the Indigenous Institute of the Americas and American Indian Heritage Day in Texas. Inspired by my own heritage, I place emphasis on photographing the rich culture of Native America in a good way, starting with my own community. My focus on creating an accurate portrayal of indigenous peoples allows me to continually evolve my photographic style, keeps me humble, and appreciative of all the opportunities and people who have allowed me to represent them through photography.
Currently, I am pursuing my Ph.D. in sociology at the University of North Texas and working full-time. Photography keeps me grounded in my creative roots amid the hustle-and-bustle of my regular life.
In the spirit of love and collaboration,