We had the good fortune of connecting with Avery Lucas and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Avery, what’s the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
The most important lesson I’ve learned along the way is to just go for it. If you want to start a photography business, go for it. If you want to take concert photography, go for it. If you have a really creative idea for a photo shoot, go for it. If you keep waiting to get started you never will. I think it’s so important to be passionate about what you are creating so if you feel inspired to create something, go for it!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started my photography business at fifteen years old and throughout the years my business has grown with me. For me, photography is not about the money, photography for me is about capturing moments in the client’s life with images they’ll look back on forever. It’s not always easy and can be very time consuming but it’s worth it. Beyond that, for me personally photography gives me a chance to express my creativity in a beautiful way that others besides myself get to enjoy.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I lived in Houston for most of my life and I feel like there is still so much of the city for me to explore! I personally really love hanging out in Montrose and the Heights, there are lots of fun stores and restaurants to check out. If you are interested in the arts I would totally recommend stopping by the Museum of Fine Arts or even Alley Theatre, both are great places to go. I commute downtown for school every day and my favorite place is Frank’s Pizza on Travis St. I go there every week, and would completely recommend if you’re ever downtown and want to grab a slice. The Houston area is such a huge place and I think you could never run out of fun things to do in this city!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my best friend Jordyn, she has always been my biggest supporter no matter what. I am so lucky to have someone supportive of every aspect of my life. She has always been so supportive of my journey as a photographer, especially. She is also is willing to model no matter how crazy a shoot, such as getting into a bathtub of really cold milk for a photoshoot. Getting to shoot my more creative ideas with her makes my job even more fun.

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