You may have seen her name on the gorgeous winter fashion spread in our latest issue or on one of our fashion blogs.
Addison Jones is not only an amazing photographer. She is a stylist, too. And she’s only 17! Get to know more about this amazing young woman here:
What are some of your hobbies?
Besides photography and styling, I am a senior in high school and work at two retail stores. While I don’t have a ton of free time, the little bit that I do, I spend hanging out with my friends and going to local pizza places and cafes.
At what age did you start photography?
I don’t remember there being a specific age that I started loving photos and capturing moments. Photography has always been a part of my life. My mom was a freelance photographer when I was younger, and I modeled for local photographers’ workshops from 2006 to 2012! But I started to pursue photography as a career when I was in 9th grade.
What inspired you to start photography?
To me, photography is an art form and a way to express myself. Some people paint. Some dance. I take photos!
What kind of camera do you use?
I use a Canon 5D Mark II.
What is your favorite type of photography to shoot?
I love fashion shoots and senior portraits!
Black and white or color?
I don’t know if I can pick a favorite! But recently, I’ve been drawn more towards black and white photos because I love the moody almost mysterious vibe the photos can have.
Are you available for senior photos?
Yes! Senior sessions are one of my favorites. The easiest way to contact me is by emailing me at AddisonBlissJones@gmail.com. You can also direct message me on Instagram as well! My Instagram is Instagram.com/the.gold.girl
How did you get into styling?
Styling has always been a part of my life, and I grew up around photography and the styling process. I was never that little girl that played house. I played stylist or fashion designer. I was always playing dress up.
What are some trends for this winter that you love?
I am obsessed with turtlenecks! My addiction to buying turtle neck dresses and sweaters is getting a bit out of hand. I also love pairing a big chunky sweater with a skirt from my summer wardrobe and tights for an effortless winter chic outfit.
What are some of your favorite stores?
I love boutiques! The 25th Street Boutique and Bohme Boutique are two of my favorites! I also love thrifting and finding unique pieces to spice up my wardrobe!
What advice do you have for girls who would like to get into photography or styling?
-Educate yourself. Take classes through your school, look into taking workshops in your area, and read books and magazines. Also, social media is a huge learning tool, and the Internet is a place with tons of information!
-Create your own opportunities. If someone tells you “no”, try again in a different way or through a different source. Don’t give up! Success doesn’t happen overnight.
-Be authentic. If something doesn’t inspire you, you won’t make it happen. Work with themes, materials, and people that inspire you!
-Remember that you learn more from failures than you do from victories! Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again.
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