Hi | Introduction + Background
Updated: Oct 21, 2022
Hi! Welcome to my website. My name is Dionna Bright, I am a photographer, sister, artist, daughter, among many other roles and titles. I love capturing moments, emotions, memories and stories to highlight love, light and authenticity.
My portrait photography is vibrant, authentic and light-filled. Not only do I serve wonderful clients in Charlotte, North Carolina with creative ideas and photoshoots incorporating major intentions, themes and props but I am also a Self-Portrait Artist.
My professional photography journey began in 2017 when I began shooting graduate students part-time. About a year into shooting professionally and in 2019, when I was ready to put the camera down, I met some creatives who re-introduced creating, connecting and collaborating simply for fun. That was the breath that encouraged my transition into Creative Portraiture and Self-Portrait Art.
I began capturing self-portraits at the beginning of the Covid pandemic in 2020 and realized quickly that it was a direct path to my personal healing and self-expression. To this day I’ve created over 50 self-portraits, each one being unique and expressive. Throughout the year I host guided Self-Portrait Photography Workshops for individuals in my community because I feel that everyone should experience seeing themselves from a different perspective and creating in this way.
As someone who seeks continuous growth I made goals early in my career and continued to evaluate them each year. Some of the major lessons that I have learned along the way include:
1. Authenticity and the value of a safe space. When I am creating, collaborating, and working with my clients I encourage connection, intentionality and authenticity. Getting to know my muse is at the forefront of my service and artistry. I strive to have a presence that exudes safety, authenticity and allows others to feel like they can be themselves.
2. Not giving up, it’s all a part of the process. There are ebbs and flows that come with running a business and creating art. I’ve had moments where I would struggle conceptualizing an idea or have a hard time promoting, managing and altogether wearing my many hats as an entrepreneur. Despite the roadblocks I have come to realize that the process itself is art and it is just as important as the outcome. Leaning on your community and support system when things get tough in any capacity is okay.
3. Other lessons include: be intentional about every part of your process, have fun, change your environment and challenge yourself to inspire ideas!
The core of my brand, my art, and my business is authenticity. I feel that when people are allowed to be themselves they shine Bright.
I hope that you enjoy my work and visit often. Feel encouraged to reach out to me via the contact page.