Get to Know Your Photographer

Something that is really important to me is that you feel comfortable behind the camera, and I think part of that involves knowing who you're hiring! So, I decided to answer some random questions that hopefully helps you to get to a little more about me!


1. Where did you grow up? Where do you currently live?

  • Both answers are the same, I grew up and currently live in Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota

2. What camera do you use?

  • I have two cameras, I have a Nikon D5 and a Nikon D850

3. Do you have any pets?

  • I have one cat, and her name is Xyla :)

4. Dogs or Cats?

  • This is a really hard question for me! I have had a lot of cats, so they hold a special place in my heart, but I think I would still consider myself a dog person

5. What year were you born?

  • 1999

6. Are you in/have you gone to college?

  • I have gone to college! I went to Minneapolis Community and Technical College and got my Associates degree in 2019 for Photography and Digital Imaging

7. You’re wearing perfume, what scent is it?

  • My favorite scents to wear are cleaner scents usually, sometimes a floral or something a little musky

8. Tea or Coffee?

  • Coffee for sure!

9. What is your coffee order?

  • Iced caramel latte, light ice (all year round haha)

10. Do you speak any languages and how well?

  • I only speak English fluently, but I took Spanish in high school a little bit and I was raised around German-speaking grandparents, so I can understand a bit of German as well

11. How would you describe your fashion sense?

  • All over the place haha. I have a lot of different styles that I wear (minimal, streetwear, retro, just to name a few) and it changes basically every day

12. What is your go-to hairstyle?

  • Definitely my afro!

13. What is your go-to fast food order?

  • A crispy chicken sandwich

14. Do you use PC or a Mac?

  • Mac all the way

15. Your most memorable vacation memory?

  • We took a 2 week trip to Germany and Austria and it was the greatest trip of my life. Every single part of that vacation was so amazing and memorable that I can't really pick out just one part of it.

16. Do you have any bad habits?

  • It's not a horrible habit, but I tend to stay up pretty late at night

17. What is your favorite Netflix show?

  • I don't think I have any specific favorites, but I love true crime documentaries!

18. How many countries have you traveled to?

  • 3! Austria, Germany, and Canada (not including any layovers)

19. What are your pet peeves?

  • Most of mine are driving-related, like not zipper merging on the highway or using your turn signal once you're already basically in my lane.

20. What is your favorite color?

  • Green 💚

21. Do you know your personality type? What is it?

  • In the enneagram test, I am a type 1w2. For the Myers-Briggs test I am an ISTJ

22. What social media are you addicted to?

  • Definitely Instagram, but once I open TikTok is is really hard to get back off haha

23. What is your favorite animal?

  • I am OBSESSED with llamas and alpacas!

24. How long have you been doing photography?

  • I've been interested in it as a hobby since I was in middle school, and ever since then, I knew I wanted to one day turn it into a career. I've been doing photography professionally since the fall of 2016.

25. Who is your role model?

  • My mom is definitely my role model. She has worked so hard in her life and went through some really challenging times, but she is so strong, driven, thoughtful, loving, creative, and the list can go on and on. I am so grateful to have a mom as great as I do, and I strive to be half the person she is.


Thanks so much for reading! Hopefully, you feel like you know me a little bit better after this, and I cannot WAIT to get to you know as well during our session! :)

- Damiah