We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Bodine and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chris, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
I think consistency is key. It’s important to show the same level of attention to detail in all work and not just the work that is personally preferred.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I just try to do my best with every shoot I have. I just work as hard as I can to make sure every client is satisfied with the work that I do for them. I’m very proud of where I am now but I still have a long way to go. I don’t think anything worthwhile is ever easy, nor should it be. I think reputation is everything in this field and not just for the overall product but as far as your personality and how comfortable clients are while working with you. I always keep in mind that it is easy to feel very vulnerable in these types of shoots so it’s important that clients feel that they are in a very safe and professional environment. To me that’s even more important than the photos themselves.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would start by taking them to Top of the Hill in Bryan for the best burger on the planet then maybe head to Backyard Cigars in the Woodlands for a nice cigar. Then I’d probably suggest checking out a nice park. Other than that I’m kind of a homebody (haha).
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
In regards to support and encouragement, my wife and my brother are my biggest supporters. My wife helps out a lot on almost every shoot I have. My brother manages to ‘like’ all my posts regardless of his disdain for social media (haha). As far as mentorship, I don’t really have a direct mentor but I draw a lot of inspiration from some photographers that I follow online.
Taylor Bodine Natalie Green Essie May Brice Pabilic Heather Thomas