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photographer spotlight: traci french

for today’s photographer spotlight, we arrive in Portland. Traci French, better known as Mrs. French, is such a kind person with an amazing eye for photography. she’s one of those people who literally takes time to stop and smell the roses. her love for nature and things around her shines through her photos. her blog, Bliss, is constantly filled with lots and lots of eye candy and she’s even got a shop filled with gorgeous photos for your indulgence. thank you Traci!

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what first sparked you interest in photography:
My dad. He is an amazing photographer…I just grew up with a camera always in my face. I used to laugh at how many photographs he could take of one sunset….now I am exactly the same way. Moving to Oregon definitely played a part in the pictures I take today…it is such a beautiful state and I love the fact that I am surrounded by the most amazing creative community.what was your first camera:
ummmm….it was in the 80’s, it was small, it was a kodak (I remember the gold box).favorite thing to photograph:
I love taking photos of the outdoors (especially the beach), the sun doing funny things, weird vintage treasures, and my baby.favorite artist/photographer:
Alicia Bock, Elle Moss, Hadley Hutton, Irene Suchocki, my dad….on and on….most memorable advice you have been given:
it’s not how people treat you, it’s how your react to them.
advice you’d give starting or aspiring photographers:
trust your eye, take pictures of things you love, take pictures everyday, put yourself out there in as many ways possible (blogging, flickr, etsy, etc) and never stop admiring the work of others.favorite colors:
all bluesif you could eat only one thing:
crusty bread with olive oilsomething you can’t live without:
the outdoors, my camera, and my baby.on repeat from your headphones:
engine heart by mirah, you don’t know me by ben folds and regina spektor, amelie soundtrackwhat inspires you:
kindness, nature, the ocean, music, my family, children, flickr photographers, animals and sunshine.

30 Responses to “photographer spotlight: traci french”

  1. Dimple Shah said:

    Very Good Pictures.

  2. paula said:

    mrs. french is amazing behind that camera of hers. thanks for sharing.

  3. amy said:

    i love all blues too.

  4. cindy : quaint said:

    mrs. french is a wonderful photographer!

  5. Melissa said:

    mrs. french takes lovely photos.

  6. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    yay! we love mrs. french and her incredible photography! very happy to see her featured here!

  7. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    yay! we love mrs. french and her incredible photography! very happy to see her featured here!

  8. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    yay! we love mrs. french and her incredible photography! very happy to see her featured here!

  9. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    yay! we love mrs. french and her incredible photography! very happy to see her featured here!

  10. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    yay! we love mrs. french and her incredible photography! very happy to see her featured here!

  11. i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said:

    yay! we love mrs. french and her incredible photography! very happy to see her featured here!

  12. Aran said:

    traci is so amazing! i am so happy to see her featured in your blog. she makes me happy!

  13. S.HOPtalk said:

    I am a big fan of the lovely Mrs. French and enjoyed every bit of this interview. Just delightful…thanks!

  14. Rachel said:

    I love Mrs. French! Thanks for doing the spotlight.

  15. ...love Maegan said:

    wow. just wow.

  16. trupeach said:

    i heart mrs. french

  17. Jill said:

    i love traci’s photos. what a nice nice interview…inspiring.

  18. heidi said:

    Traci… I have never seen your blush brush pic… i LOVE it!!!!!! There is such genius in the small things.

  19. Shelby said:

    Gorgeous shots! Thanks for sharing and introducing me to an inspiring photographer!

  20. Cicada Studio said:

    I’m so excited by Mrs. French’s new venture and her success is well deserved.

  21. nichole said:

    No matter what your mood, when you look at these photos, there’s a smile on your face. Love Mrs. French’s work, and I own that cupcake shot!

  22. Mrs.French said:

    ok, i’ll admit it..i have been back here about a hundred times today…I love the way my photos look on your blog…this was so much fun and such an honor for me…especially since I am such a fan of all you do…xo Traci

  23. starrybluesky said:

    I hadn’t seen Mrs French’s photos on my Etsy exploring – thanks for the introduction – her work has a gorgeous mood to it :)

  24. karey m. said:

    love the pics, love her…and now i love this feature of yours!

    well done…

  25. Summer said:

    mmm… everything about these photos appeals to me

  26. Christina said:

    i love how nostalgic the photos feel!

  27. Simon said:

    wonderfull pictures

  28. The Lil Bee said:

    Love that Traci. Those last three photos I haven’t seen before. And I like her advice. Very simple but powerful.

  29. pivoinerose said:

    I just discovered your work and I LOVE your pictures!!
    audrey, from paris

  30. elle moss said:

    Love her work and just over the moon that she likes mine as well!