Wesley Hitt Photography is a showcase of my over 30 years as a full time professional photographer.
I started my photography business at the age of 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas after assisting for a couple of years and after attending Hallmark Institue of Photography. My first few years were shared on the 7th Floor of the Boyle Building with a group of crazy and creative artists. I was then offered a downtown studio that I could shoot and live in. It was to good to pass up. It was a opportunity to be a studio photographer and see if that is where my futured was heading. After two years of shooting Jacuzzi Pumps, toasters, micowaves and other none speaking products, I knew that studio work was not for me. I learned that I would rather be outside in the cold or heat, dealing with whatever is thrown at me, than to be locked inside on a beautiful day.
So I was able to remove Studio Photographer from my resume. Do not show what you do not want to shoot. Now I can say that I am a Location Photographer. Of course that means I am also a editorial, commercial, advertising, stock and sports photographer. Most of all I am a people photographer. I love photographing people. I love meeting people. I love the chance to get to know someone for a short time and then capturing a photograph of them that will last forever. I love simply seeing how people make a living. One of the rewards of my career is being able to meet and photograph so many different people.
I love being a photographer. The chance to work with great art directors and other creatives is part of my motivation. To work on a project with a group of people that I respect and then to produce a finished product that accomplishes my clients goals is how I view success.