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Conversations with the Inspiring Regan L. Rouse

Today we’d like to introduce you to Regan L. Rouse.

Regan, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
People talk about a love language and this is certainly mine. So much more than just the photographs, I aim to connect with people. I returned to school in 2008 to earn a degree in digital photography after spending the earlier years shooting film. I have spent time working in fashion and commercial endeavors, but what I really love is telling people’s stories, celebrating their hard work or the love of their relationships and family.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Nothing worth doing is ever easy, so when a challenge comes along I usually cope with it by seeing the tremendous benefit at its conclusion. I have always had a passion for photography that just won’t quit and the courage to explore what I want a career in photography to look like.

I have lived on both coasts, stumbled through uncertainty and I continue to meet clients who become friends. I think if you want to be successful, you have to be very honest with yourself about what your goals are and then allow them to change as you learn.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Seraphim Fire Photography’s story. Tell us more about the business.
Seraphim Fire has been in business since 2005, but I have had a camera in hand most of my life.

Intimacy within a story, the way people connect, the things that we don’t get the opportunity to see within ourselves. I love to tell these stories and so often that means connecting with my clients and then turning the mirror around. There has really never been a time that I didn’t want to talk about love.

I am extremely proud that after shooting a wedding or elopement the closeness that was cultivated with the couple remains and if a time comes that they choose to have children, I am who they call to photograph the pregnancy or baby’s first year.

Boudoir has also become a large part of my business. More than an intimate portrait session, it is an exercise in self-love that involves the writing of affirmations, letters, and acts of self-care.

Looking back on your childhood, what experiences do you feel played an important role in shaping the person you grew up to be?
I was raised by amazing people. People who were very aware of my differences from them and very supportive of what made me eager and energized as an artist. I also experienced loss and it made me a very sentimental person. Photographs are so much more than a chemical process laid against the paper. They are a vehicle to our past and if approached with the right attitude, a way to remember what is worthwhile and to let the rest go.

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Seraphim Fire Photography

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