Besides having one of the coolest names in photography, Tishy Bryant is an amazing senior photographer everyone should be following. Last week we had the chance to catch up with her on a variety of subjects...
SeniorInspire Do you think having such a cool name gives you an advantage as a photographer?
Tishy Bryant I do think it’s an advantage! It’s not a typical photography name. The best part is when I’m out and introduce myself. They know me through my photography name. It’s nice to put a name to a face and a business.
SI Where does Tishy come from?
TB I get asked about my name all the time. My first name is Beverly and my middle is Antish, but I’ve always been called Tishy. My mom put letters together off her favorite show, Dark Shadows. So I may be named after various vampires.
SI What was your favorite Christmas gift this year?
TB Perfume. I have this ritual of sorts in the morning where I smell various scents. My mood for the day depends on what I wear so I always love a good perfume.
SI Did you have a least favorite gift?
TB Not a gift, but I did not like spending Christmas in quarantine away from my family!
SI We're heading into a brand new year. What's the first resolution you're going to break?
TB Diet. I’m sure it’s something related to sweets. Life’s too short to eat dessert last.
SI Have you ever had to curtsy in your life?
TB If I ever curtsied it was by mistake. Last time was a month ago when I got my stiletto stuck in the sidewalk and almost fell. I tried to make it look as graceful as possible.
SI What’s something everyone should try at least once?
TB Go to the mountains, lake or beach alone, completely disconnect, find a good place to just sit and take it all in. Then eat dessert first. That is my second suggestion.
SI How badly do you wish you could get good pizza in Texas?
TB There is nothing like New York pizza.
SI Ah, smart to sidestep that question but the correct answer was nothing beats Chicago pizza. 😉
Let's try one more... If you could take a time machine back to your first day in the photography business, what would you tell young Tishy?
TB I'd say Tishy, only compare yourself to an earlier version of you. That is how you see true growth.
SI Great advice!