My name is Adrianna Lawrence, I am a seventeen year old Virginia Beach based portrait photographer. My work is inspired by natural light, beautiful people, and a passion for capturing memorable moments.
I fell in love with taking photos when I was just eleven years old. By the time I was thirteen I picked up my first camera and totally immersed myself into the art of photography.
I've lived in Virginia Beach my whole life but I hope to get out and make my way around this beautiful world soon. I'm always seeking and doing more when it comes to taking photos. I have an indescribable passion for it. I feel that's what makes my work so unique and different.
My goal has always been to steer off the path that everyone follows. I want my work to stand out. I want my audience to see my passion pouring through my work! Art is personal, it's you, it represents who you are. That is why I stay true to my work and pursue what I love doing. I've noticed when I'm taking pictures of what I feel most passionate towards, my problems, my stress, it fades. While I'm purely in my element, nothing else matters. It's just me and the environment. That is when I'm reminded of why I do what I do. I put my full effort and passion into it and that's the kind of work that I want to share because represents who I really am. Not just as a photographer but a thinker, an inspirer, an explorer, a writer.. an individual.
When I think of my future I first see myself traveling. Letting my curiosity take me everywhere. Being successful. My perfect life would be traveling and taking pictures. I'm the type of person that never wants to stuck in one place and my feet just want to keep moving. And I think I'm okay with that. I'm not afraid to risk or loose everything to live a life I've always desired. Life is about taking risks and not questioning what could've been. I don't have time for that and I never will. After awhile I see myself immersed into the lifestyle of living in the jungle by the beach in a little kept away town. Maybe somewhere in Kauai, Hawaii. I'm also not afraid to be enclosed away from the busy city lifestyle. I'd rather be a beach bum taking pictures, living surrounded by nature and being so immensely immersed into it than sitting in an office for hours on end not even doing what I love.
I feel I was given such a passionate and admirable personality to do something with it. I don't deserve to stay in one place and do the same things everyday. I don't deserve to lead a boring life. I was given the skills to really do something with my life and live it seeking more everyday. I'm going to truly live this beautiful life to the fullest.
I was created to create.
Cheers my loves.
- Adrianna Lawrence