Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Anderson.
Jennifer, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My love of pictures, the stories they can tell and the drive to do something more led me to pursue my dream to be a photographer. My parents saw that dream and supported it by gifting me my first real camera. After agonizing over the perfect company name and where to begin in 2018 Blue Coco Photography was founded and today I learn and do photography part-time. I am a Texas native, who graduated from Granbury and lives in Ft Worth.
My day job is a Real Estate Abstractor in the DFW area, where I do real estate research and learn the history of the area we live in. I have a daughter who is super smart and creative beyond words. We are nerds with big hearts who love to travel and be adventurous as much as we can. Lol!!!
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Photography has been a hobby and passion of mine for a long time. But being a single mom, I hadn’t had a chance or afford to really do anything with it. So, I just clicked pics whenever I could. My parents thought I could do something with it and gifted me my first real camera a couple of years ago, which fed into a desire to take it to the next level. I use the camera to show the many wonders and beauty of life that surround us at all times. From the simple things of a precious Mother/Daughter moment to Nature’s natural elements, etc.
I am still fairly new to the digital photography world, and with each experience, I am gaining more knowledge to help better my craft. Eventually, I would like to go back to school for it, but until then I am winging it, putting my self out there, asking my photographer friends for pointers and having fun with it. I have had a lot of great experiences so far. From individual portraits to events, landscape to nature photography and more. I am currently diving into personal and product branding. Last year I was able to do pictures for a fencing club, doughnut food truck, Dallas Cowboys meet and greets, portraits for cosplayers and dancers, family, maternity, newborn and senior pictures. I have participated in local events for Charity organizations, family-friendly and comic con events. And I am really looking forward to what this year brings.
My ultimate goal is to show life’s beauty, give people curiosity about the real world around them, peak their interest to get involved and start to ask questions instead of googling and maybe remind them we are not just spectators in our lives. Let the pictures serve as a reminder to live as well. I would like to provide memories that will have people reminiscing about the “hey, do you remember when…….”, moments. Ya know the moments that make us stop and put a smile on our face, or make us laugh till we are rolling on the floor. And hopefully, give us a reason to keep going because life is hard and we need some reasons.
How can artists connect with other artists?
There are several groups or communities for just about anything on social media. Especially Facebook. I would suggest whatever your artistry or interest is, do a search for to find the right one for you.
I would also suggest joining, volunteering or signing up for local events in your area that cater to your artistry. The local groups and communities you may find on Facebook are a great way to dive in and meet new people that share a common interest or artistry. They tend to post several events going on, and most of the people in them, are well connected and can suggest other events.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I have a website where clients can view my latest work, any specials or new products. I can also be contacted directly with any questions or request. My two main social media platforms are Facebook and Instagram. People can like or follow my pages there and I always encourage feedback. I am slowly branching out on Twitter and Pinterest, but I do not keep up with it as much. I need to though. Lol!
Private clients, various cosplayers, vendors and small companies have used some of my pictures for their website or social media. Here are a few companies listed below.
Cutting Edge Fencing – https://cuttingedgefencing.
Doughnut Snob – https://doughnutsnob.com/
Cowboys Travel Club/Classic Elegance Coaches/915 Tours – I have done several of their meet and greets for the Cowboys 2018 season. You can see some of the meet and greet pics on their facebook page and Instagram page. Facebook & Instagram – Cowboys Travel Club
Galactic Swag Expo – has used some of my pics in promotion of their events. Facebook & Instagram – Galactic Swag Expo (most recent post is a Star Wars post with Leia, Han and Chewie cosplayers)
I am also part of an Events Team for Good Luck Panda Events; Our events are Wandly Wizards and Magic, Nightmare Before Texas, Pokecon Fiesta and more. I help with pictures, coordinating and coming up with event ideas. We can be found on Facebook at Good Luck Panda Events.
- Website: www.bluecocophotography.com
- Phone: 817.3609548
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: slayerette98 – https://www.instagram.com/slayerette98/
- Facebook: Blue Coco Photography – https://www.facebook.com/bluecocophotos/?ref=br_rs
- Twitter: Blue Coco Photography – https://twitter.com/jenan003
1. Cosplayer trapped in the TV – Amanda Reaves aka angelicempyress Location Sweet Tooth Hotel Dallas
2. Fencing student for cutting edge fencing location Ft Worth Botanic Gardens
3. Star Wars cosplayers Charlotte Dolan -Leia and Andy Rolf – Han; others I am not sure they are masked. Galactic Swag Expo
4. Hands provided by Isabelle and Steve Soliz
5. Mini Horses at the Ft Worth Stockyards
6. Love sign located in Ft Worth
7. Doughnuts provided by Doughnut Snob Food Truck.
8. Moon Bridge – Ft Worth Botanic Gardens