I discovered Spanki Mills accidentally one night in 2013 while web surfing. I don’t usually spend too much time looking at other photographer’s websites but this one (Spanki’s site) caught me hook line and sinker right from the get go.
I specifically remember thinking how much I felt she and I had in common…all from the few ways she described herself.
Spanki doesn’t hesitate to tell you how she got to where she is. (She has over 40,000 fans on Facebook alone!) She’ll tell you who holds her heart, what her priorities are and even what drives her batty. She is candid… that is what I love about her. She is someone I want to be friends with. I think I am lucky enough to say that’s true now. (we are friends)
She has a likable nature and that is the very basic explanation for why she has skyrocketed into the photographer celebrity status in such a short time!
There isn’t a giant secret as to how she became so successful in this industry. Although we’d all assume there is a magic formula for fame and success. The simple truth is that people are drawn to her. This is because she is uniquely relatable, raw and real.
In this industry there are many photographers that are too wrapped up in portraying a perfect image of themselves and their lives. I am guilty of having tried to be just that in the past. Obviously, no one wants to read negative posts all the time. That’s not how she is. She is someone who shares her successes but also asks her fans and peers questions on a daily basis. She admits to not knowing it all. She accredits her success to her God and owns up to her shortcomings. She pokes fun at herself. She smiles. She laughs. She responds to people. That alone is such a refreshing change! It helps that her images are unique and fresh.
According to her website, she is an “artist” “mother” “wife” and “creative”. I have come to find these all to be perfect in description! I have had the opportunity through hosting this workshop to get to know her on a more personal level. I can’t begin to tell you how kind, funny and open she is.
Her photography is stunning. It’s just like her. It’s creative, funny, serious, unique and beautiful. You won’t want to look away.
Please don’t hesitate to meet her at the Reset Conference! She is an amazing photographer and an even more amazing person!
You will learn so much from what she has to share with you!
When did you launch your photography business?
Favorite Lens & what’s in your bag?
Most embarrassing moment?
Favorite photograph you’ve taken?
What’s your typical day usually look like?
What three words best describe your photography?
Wish you had more of…? Wish you had less of….?
Do you feel like attending workshops/conferences are valuable?
Summary of what you hope to share with attendees of the reset conference.