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Kindred Artist of the Week: Kaley McGoey

“I love to get those in-between, real-life moments of nervous laughs and excited dance moves!”

Introducing our Kindred Artist of the Week series! We are big fans of all the artists we work with and we are so excited to share their stories!

This week’s featured artist is Kaley McGoey, a magnificent and mystical momma who takes absolutely magical portraits. Kaley will be joining us for February First Friday, creating custom natal charts!

Who are you?

I am a fierce lover. Loyal to those who invest in me and themselves with passion and power. Momma wolf to twin girls Salem and Penelope and two pure white kitties Rhiannon and Ceridwen! Business owner over at Fera Photography. A full believer in manifestation, the power of the cosmos, self growth and nature worship. I dabble in in the mystical with a love for crystal healing and herbal concoctions!

What do you do?

I photograph the most beautiful human beings and I am floored with the beauty of every single person I meet! I take them on adventures and help them see their beauty through my lens! I love to get those in-between, real-life moments of nervous laughs and excited dance moves!

Who/what inspires you?

I am SO inspired by the many talented photographers in Juneau ALONE! They all have their own beautiful styles and talents for different types of work! I am inspired by all of my fellow #Momprenuers! Raising children and running a business is INSANE and all of the women who make it happen and show up for their families keep me inspired!

What’s your favorite moment in the process?

My favorite moments of my process are the moment my clients relax with me and start to feel themselves! It’s so fun to watch them soften and embody the confidence that I strive to bring out! I also REALLY LOVE the feedback from my clients after a shoot it makes my heart glow to know they are in love with their images!

What’s a trick of your trade, or a piece of advice for other artists in your medium?

I think my trick for capturing the best pictures I get is being myself! Making dad jokes, acting a fool, complimenting the crap out of my clients gorgeousness! It does wonders to just be yourself and connect with your clients, read their responses, try to meet them where they are at and encourage them out of their shell!

What’s next?

Oh my gosh! I have such a big dreams for my future in photography and outside of it! I want to start partnering with sexy apartment rentals that I could do indoor Boudoir in for more comfortable sessions for my clients! I also have a dream of opening a little mystic co-op! We will see how that dream unfolds over this next year!

Join us for custom star charts at First Friday, and see Kaley’s work at feraphotos.com

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