For over a decade Atali Samuel has been capturing stunning moments as a lifestyle and portrait photographer. Her lens is obsessed with organic emotion, natural movement, and pure connection. As an RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, her seasoned background in teaching and guiding students allows her to focus on a kaleidoscope of details at once. She composes each image as a singular work of art addressing lighting, composition, movement, background, personality, and overall vibe.
Communication is encouraged and super easy with Atali, as she gently guides her clients into attractive posturing and suggests minor corrections to capture their perfect angle. Similar to Yoga, she adjusts clients for their best, most flattering look. Her clients swear she makes them look good, especially those not comfortable in front of the camera. Atali always says "bring a willing spirit, let me do the rest".
I consider myself a visual storyteller. My perspective behind the lens allows me to appreciate the beauty in all settings. I enjoy connecting with my clients, understanding their vision and helping capture what they've imagined. For me, photography is just as technical as it is emotional and precise as it is impromptu. Clients not only connect with the final images but also the photographer and the photoshoot experience. Every day is a new opportunity to focus my energy towards success and developing my career as a professional photographer.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I go above and beyond for my clients. For example, I plan a detailed shot list for my clients based on a client questionnaire I have them complete ahead of time. I've photographed all styles of images including events, portraits, real estate, food, maternity and birth stories, parties and commercial still life for small businesses. Each of my clients will tell you I give 100% of my energy into their session and have a keen eye for all the details that make for a stunning set of images and super fun and professional experience.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Official Photographer for Dallas Yoga Magazine Official Photographer for Cosmic Yogi Festival Voyage Dallas Article: http://voyagedallas.com/interview/life-work-atali-samuel/
A fun fact about this photographer
I love to create recipes and cook - am authoring cookbook based on my life to include my images of the dishes.