Behind the lense
My name is Barbara and my journey with photography began about 7 years ago. I joined my first photography class and soon enough decided to turn my passion into a business.
Today, you can find me in Orange County, California taking newborn photos, family photos, landscape shots, and all things in between. I love getting to capture big and little moments of life and I am excited to have you join me.
My hope for you is that you are encouraged, inspired, and impacted by the photographs on this site.
I have been lucky to have one of my photographs featured in Country Extra magazine and also have been interviewed for an online magazine called VoyageLA.com for upcoming artists in and around LA. Please see article below or just click on the link. Thank you
Today we’d like to introduce you to Barbara Snyder.
Barbara, 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 photography started about 6 years ago, I was lucky enough to stumble across this photography group in Orange County called “Dave’s Photo Group” there is one man in charge of the group “Dave Rosenberger” and he changed my life. It is a group of likeminded people, we travel together, inspire, support and learn from each other.
My favorite type of photography is landscape, to be able to capture the beauty in this world is amazing.
I recently decided to jump and start my own photography business “Bliss Designs” I had been so scared and afraid of failure (I think everyone feels that way) but I just wanted to pursue my passion and I am so excited that I did. I am able to take pictures of people and show their personalities and love and moments in life.
People say I light up behind the camera that is my happy place!
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
My art is photography I always try to see things differently and capture that in the camera and I believe I do. It always amazes me that people can all be in the same area taking a picture and the angels and perspective and composition come across so differently.
I try to create beauty and show that and hope that brings someone happiness and joy whether that comes from a photo of landscape, engagement, a baby or a couples love.
My message of inspiration would be to just find your gift, everyone is given a gift and just find it, love it, live it. Something to know about my artwork is that a picture of mine has been published in Country Extra magazine and I enjoy entering pictures in fairs and contests and just showing what I love to do, maybe that will inspire someone to go for their dream.
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
I define success as being happy in what you do. Just having the courage to do what you love and be able to make a living at it. The quality or characteristic that is essential is to just keep going, keep believing in yourself and don’t give up. There can be many challenges being a photographer because there are so many photographers out there and it takes a while to get the word out and build your business but just go for it and don’t let anyone stop you!
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?
People can see my work at the Orange County Fair the fair will be starting on July 13th and also on my website blissdesignsphotography.com and other social media platforms such as Instagram and my business Facebook page. They can also schedule a photography session anytime with me to support my work or buy any item off my website.