Anonymous asked: happy birthday maysa even tho im a little late i hope it was the best it could be!!!
no worries!! thank ya lil ol anon! it was a nice day with my best pals.
Anonymous asked: i'm glad you were born today, Maysa!
:) well if you’re glad then I’m glad.
it is my birthday and i don’t feel like i’m 22 but i do feel like a persian princess. where’s my adam levine
deargiuliana asked: HAAPAPPAPAY BIRTHAAAAAY! \('O')/
THANKS BAST FWEND
Anonymous asked: Did you change your URL?
I don’t believe so, always been mamamaysa!
Anonymous asked: your birthday is tomorrow! :D
it is indeed
Anonymous asked: i agree with you about the mini instax. i find it so tacky.
I don’t think it’s tacky, I just think it works more for party shots or hanging out with your friends! the 210 has stolen my heart tho.
Anonymous asked: Hi there Maysa! Love your work. You are one of my favorite photographers. I have a question though, I am trying to get more into portrait photography and just wondering how did you go about to build a clientele? How did you get your name out to people, I am having some trouble with that :( thanks! xo
Thank you for the sweeeet words! When i just got started with portrait photography, I was only photographing my friends for awhile. Then they would spread the word about me or help out by sharing my social media/links and people would start shooting me emails. Now after every photoshoot, I give the client a few business cards and they will spread those around too.
I highly suggest starting a blog or have a website made and post the links a couple of times a week (twitter/fb). Don’t be obnoxious and post about your work everyday, sometimes that will bite you and people will become annoyed that you’re cluttering their newsfeed. Keep it to about 2-3 times a week. This will keep you remembered by people and they’ll think ‘hey so and so does photography, I’ll hit them up for a shoot.’
Try to photograph more than one thing instead of sticking to one style. For example, say you hate couples or engagement shoots and only want to shoot creative portraits. If you’re just starting, photograph anything to get you some work and sell yourself. I was so close minded when i just started and I was like ‘no, i only want to shoot band promos, wah wah wah’ but realized only shooting band promos as a starting photographer was not gonna make me the big bucks. So I photograph creative portraits, family, couple, engagements, etc. I currently don’t advertise it since I slowly want to transition to just creative portraits and band promos (i’m a bit more well known than I was just starting out) but I’m more than likely not going to turn down a few couple session for some extra bucks.
hope this helps! mainly just promote yourself through social media, make some business cards to pass around, shoot a variety of styles and you should be golden!
Anonymous asked: will you be at we the kings at culture room next Friday I wanna meet you c:
they’re coming here?? hmmmm, i might!
 actually heck yes i’ll be there since my pal, Teri, is on the tour! totez forgot
dang. i have so many photos to post. mesa stop being lazy and sick
Anonymous asked: do you prefer the mini instax or your wide instax?
wide (210) instax for sure! I don’t know what’s with the mini instax but I’m just not really a fan of it…I find the 210 works for pretty much any scene and seems a little more professional (if you even consider polaroid cameras professional, haha). I think the mini is better for just snapping shots with your friends.
THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION