Trey William James Cockrum
My name is Trey. I'm a photographer, a musician, a brown haired, blue eyed, God-fearing, flannel-loving human. (Who has some mad cool spotify playlists so hit me up if you need good tunes)
My photography work is for the bold, for the outlandish, for the courageous and daring. I never want my photos to feel like anyones work but my own, and I want you to look at the work I did for you in the years to come and have an emotional connection with it.
I have found great success equipping other entrepreneurs and artists with resources to start their businesses. (See: "For photographers" on the top of the page.) By hiring me for your photo needs, you're not only hiring a photographer, you're hiring a driven entrepreneur, with a desire to serve others every day of his life.
I am passionate about chasing diligently, and inspiring others to chase diligently, what I feel called to and what they feel called to. That, for me, right now, is photography.
Don't like my work? Good. That means I am doing something right! I only want to work with people who love my photos as much as I do. Every time I get told "no", I take it as a sign that I'm on the right track to finding the right people to work with, and for. I love it.
My goal for weddings is that you can hang my wedding work on your wall, and every time you walk past it, see the work of art that is God's design, the beauty that is selfless love, and the complexity of heaven-sent desire and emotion.
I've always been intrigued by photography, but never viewed it as something I could learn. When I was younger I saw photographers creating beautiful work but never thought I could live up to that.
I decided to give it a real shot, studying the camera and what makes a good or bad photo, watching tons and tons of YouTube videos, asking friends, second shooting for talented photographers, and it's turned into what it is today after having worked my tail end off on it.
I am not traditionally trained. All of my knowledge is self-taught.
Photography has grown into an extension of myself, acting as a bridge out into the world almost. I feel at home behind my camera, and it's a feeling I can only thank God for. I am passionate about what I do, and I am forever grateful for the effect it has had on my life.
I never knew taking photos would be such a big part of my life.
My goal through photography is to instill emotion in those who view my photos later in life. To bring back the life and the emotion of moments gone by. Life is fleeting, memories are priceless, emotion is beautiful and impossible to replicate, and yet here I am trying to build a business, and a life, off of capturing those things for people.
Photography has, and always will be a very personal thing for me. I've tried to get to a point with myself where, if you hire me, you're hiring me, my ideas, my creativity and my personality. I want to make works of art every picture I take.
My goal with my wedding clients is to connect with them on a personal level. My prices are one thing, my hours are one thing, my equipment is one thing, but far more than that is whether we work together well or not. I always try to get on the phone with my couples the second they reach out to me, I want to make sure I am perfect for you.
I hope we can work together!
A little more about me.
- I am a musician, I love music. I love creating music, I love listening to music. It connects me with the world, and besides this art form of photography, music is one of my passions.
- I'm not the most social person on the planet, (though most people will disagree with me on that one!) but I really love people, and love is a big word in my vocabulary.
- I completely adore little kids. I love getting to work with them when I can. At weddings, or portrait shoots.
- Some of my favorite things in life are: One on one conversation, good music, bonfires, close friends, cool leather bags, leather in general, good ideas, long walks or bike rides, late nights with people you totally love, getting to witness real love, I really could go on for hours. There's a lot in this life that I love.\
- I like dogs. A lot.
1 Peter 4:10 : As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.