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Victoria Gold

Los Angeles editorial and wedding photographer inspired by raw in-between moments and thoughtful images. Delivering you both those candid memories that happen in a blink of an eye and the luxe photographs that take time to set up and compose – a little bit Nat Geo, a little bit Vogue.

Why do you love what you do?

I get to meet people and get to know them in an extremely intimate way. I am let into the biggest moments in their lives like adding a new member to a family or a wedding. My mom always thought I would be like Katie Couric because I loved to ask questions about people and hear their stories, I still do that but instead of writing about them I capture them in photos.

What made you want to start your own business?

I always loved photography, storytelling and weddings but never thought I could mix those into one perfect job. After studying Journalism with a concentration in Photojournalism at college, I graduated and found myself getting a desk job to make money. My camera collected dust for 3 years. I was honestly depressed and thought I would never find my passion or a career I actually enjoyed. I thought about starting a blog and realized the thing I enjoyed about blogging was visual content creating. I immediately posted in random facebook groups offering to photograph whoever and whatever for free for practice! The first shoot I had was a gender reveal in November of 2015. 

I traded in my old camera for a brand new one the morning of the shoot and never looked back! 

What's the hardest part about starting your own business?

Feeling like an imposter. And that never really goes away, especially in the age of social media. That and sales tax laws.

Do you have any mentors or people who inspired you? 

I did when I began! Her name is Casey Brodley and she took me under her wing. I definitely owe a lot of my career to her. She hired me to second shoot/assist for her at a wedding when I really didn’t have much of a portfolio and that really kickstarted things. I will always love Annie Leibowitz and would say she was my inspiration but as a photographer, that's so cliche!

What do you do in your free time?

What free time? Lol as an entrepreneur I feel like I am always working and never working at the same time. But actually before the pandemic I would go to work out classes or see friends. Now I take LOTS of baths and watch TV, and have been really into thrift shopping lately!

What do you do to feel the most powerful in your body?

Thats a good question and usually I would say work out but haven’t done much of that since March. Eventually I will get back to it.

What are your favorite Marché pieces?

Oooo that's hard because I have different ones for different occasions but I think the Lyla dress!

How do you wear your Marché pieces?

When I wear them I feel like an actual adult which is fun because even approaching 30 I still feel like a kid. But like a carefree adult who knows herself and radiates light. I feel like who I always wanted to be! I love dressing them up with jewelry.

Be sure to follow along Victoria's Journey via her website and Instagram

 



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