BINGHAMTON, NY – A local photographer has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, which has allowed him to set up his own portrait studio, build a team and quit his job.
Yohance Bailey is a portrait and event photographer that we featured last year as part of our Black Owned 607 series.
Through aggressive social media marketing and word of mouth, Bailey grew his business by moving into his own space on Charles Street in Binghamton.
And he no longer works as a nurse, focusing full time on his photography business.
Bailey says he wants the name Yohance to be synonymous with photography.
âMy job is really part of me. My art is part of me, it comes together. We talked about the camera as being an extension. I’m not going anywhere without this thing. It’s still attached to my body. Yohance, photography, one and the same, âhe said.
Bailey says he puts a lot of love into his job.
He focuses on particular lighting to give his portraits a softer look.
And he works with clients on the editing process, changing color grading and making aesthetic improvements.
Bailey also works with her makeup artist, costume designer and photographer Michael Rudolph and cinematographer Benjamin Dickey of Run and Gun Filmz to cover weddings and other special events.
Dickey says the Bing Film Office, created by Visit Bing, helps coordinate video and film projects taking place in the region.
âEveryone comes together, works together. Instead of being a competition, put all of our minds and talents together and make something grow. I think that’s something the Binghamton Film Crew is doing. It’s good to see, âsays Dickey.
Bailey says he’s offering a special package for holiday family portraits until Christmas.
$ 100 entitles you to a 40-minute session with all the photos taken, without retouching.
For more information, visit http://YohanceBaily.com.
To learn more about Run and Gun, visit http://RunandGunFilmz.com.