A few weeks ago, SD Voyager reached out to talk about my business. They began a special feature for San Diego, called San Diego's Most Inspiring Stories - and wanted Lanora Ronée Photography to be a part of it!! After speaking with one of their staff, I filled out their interview form and patiently (ha, who am I kidding. I checked my email frequently) waited for the link to arrive. It's finally HERE! While part of the article talks about my past and what brought me to photography today, a large portion of it focuses on boudoir and my why.
"Today, we'd like to introduce you to Sharla Ronée.
Sharla, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Art has always been a passion of mine, reaching all the way back to middle school. I was utterly obsessed with painting, charcoal drawings, and particularly fond of portraits. After I graduated from high school, life happened as it always does… and it kept happening. From escaping and surviving domestic violence to becoming a new, single mother at 22 – my focus fell away from art and creating, and instead landed on complete survival. In 2013, I purchased my first digital camera and immediately fell in love. Then, once again, life happened, and I sold my camera and never picked one up again… until late 2018. And that’s really where it all began.
In the past ten months, my camera has become the second extension of me – as soon as I arrive at a session and begin shooting, I feel like I have arrived home. In late 2018, my focus in photography switched gears yet again after attending a 3-person boudoir workshop. I had never been so excited to get home and start editing – in fact, I took almost 1200 photos in a 1.5-hour span! Since then, I really dug in deep and found that the boudoir/intimate portraiture niche truly is my passion."
Click this link to read the rest of the story. SD Voyager, thank you for our feature!