Meet Milton Lawrence a photographer passionate about telling a visual story. He not only wants to capture the moment but the various perspectives and meaning to often tell many stories he witnesses through his lens. His creativity and eye for details can bring an otherwise unassuming scene to life.
Name: Milton Lawrence
Business Name: Milton Lawrence Photography & 1800MyPhoto
Tell us a little about yourself
I am originally from the eastside of Baltimore, MD. My father is from Trinidad so that is where I got my love for art, exploration and music. After leaving high school I served 8 year in the Marine Corps, traveling all over the world. The culmination of these life experiences has help differentiate me in my work and how I connect with people. I like to think that I am problem solver, leader and giver. What fulfills me the most is that I love to give. Not for the accolades but because I love the abundant feeling of playing a small role in making other’s feel awesome.
When did your love affair with photography begin?
My love affair started after I shot my first wedding. Because of my love for food, family, dancing and an occasional cocktail. This was the perfect receipt for a true love affair.
What type of photographer are you?
Lifestyle Portrait and Wedding Photographer
What about a subject inspires you?
What inspires me the most is the transformation of confidence in my clients. Most of my clients are ordinary moms, executives and entrepreneurs which have never stepped in front of a professional camera. Many times they are uncertain on what to expect in front of the camera. What inspires me is watching their reaction when they see how awesome they look on camera.
Preferred camera brand.
Come on now, NIKON is where it’s at. Lol
In all seriousness, it doesn’t matter. The best camera in the world is the one that you have on you when moments that you want to capture happen.
Thoughts on being an entrepreneur.
Seed Time, Progression Time , Harvest Time (This cannot be fast tracked)
Word of advice that you would give someone interested in photography.
Find a mentor
Words of wisdom you would give someone interested in being an entrepreneur.
Work for free for one year in your chosen endeavor before launching.
What mark would you like to leave on the world?
I want to be an example that one can create any lifestyle they choose. No matter the circumstances.
What has been one of your most inspiring and motivating moments as a photographer?
Photographing my mother as she ages. Documenting moments to help her remember the family and moments that we get to experience together.
What photographers inspire you?
Jide AlaKija, Chad Pennington and Josh Dwain Frith
Who do you define as a visionary?
Me…. Watch me work.
If you had to overwhelm one of the 5 senses of everyone you came in contact with for a day, which of the senses would you chose?
One of my favorite books is the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. I would not pick a sense as everyone is different. Whatever sense that helps you become more present in the moment is the one I would wish others would use to help them become their best selves. I have learned that when we know who we are, everything changes. The best part is we are in complete control.
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