// Personal

 89% of people have an idea. 

23% do it. 

(don’t add, just go with it) 

it’s quite easy to have an idea, its a lot dang harder to follow through.

early in the year, a videographer in Ohio andy contacted me and said he was in the early stages of planning to do a documentary on photographers. and he wanted to know if i was interested. my answer was simple, yes.

so june came, and funding, and planning, and organizing, and flying out here with a small crew. and then Cory and i found out what it was like to be in a documentary.


and then, yesterday, with rain pounding on my car roof, in an alley…I sat watching the video by myself. i am honored that someone would be interested in digging into my perspective and process. and so proud that he took an idea and now it has come to beautiful fruition.

so here you are my fellow friends, sit back and watch…Portrait: “In the age of Instagram, what sets a professional photographer apart?”

 you can watch the video HERE.  holy balls, who would have known over 10,000 people would watch this in just 24 hours. so rad.

Portrait from Andy Newman on Vimeo.


it was surprisingly easier than i thought to be on camera (although I’m still majorly regretting my horrible accident of adding way too much black to my hair dye the DAY before they came! nooo! girls nightmare). once I got going and doing my thing, I totally forgot they were there. Andy did a beautiful beautiful job with this. the thing i really enjoyed was answering the challenging questions they had for me during interviews. it is not too often you get to sit down and really think thru and verbalize why you do what you do. i came out of it, just rejuvenated and reminded of my journey and how blessed I have been. and that nothing can beat relentless hard work + heartfelt passion for what you do. 

big thanks to Moorea, Jessie, and Donny & Khynna for being brave enough to be shot by not only me…but a video crew as well. (you can see the final result from what I was shooting during the video in these links.)

an article on the documentary is up on Peta Pixel right now.

As well as an interview on his process behind the documentary on WeAreJUXT.com

and a feature on ISO 1200. 

some visuals of what you saw in the documentary.


  1. Ashley Dru

    What an amazing thing to be a part of!!! The video rocked, Andria…you rocked. The whole thing just freaking rocked.
    Thank you so much for inspiring me today.

  2. ~ callee ~

    Your eyes are stunning. Loved seeing this! So excited for you!

  3. Anja

    Really cool movie, and very interesting. Btw, I like your clothing style! :-)

  4. Kathrina

    This was amazing and so inspirational. You.are.awesome.

  5. TJ

    This little documentary is absolutely beautiful. And how incredible to have something like this to have for keepsake forever. Perfect!
    xo TJ

  6. Tiarra Sorte

    soooooo good. I love your honesty, cannot think of a better person for this project. You continually inspire me, thank you.

    Great job to everyone involved in this project!

    Cory- keep doing what you do!

  7. Hayden Mills

    Andria this is so great! I definitely didn’t watch this at work (just kidding I totally did). Thank you for the coolest 25 minutes of my day! Hope all is well

  8. Annie Richardson

    You have a Zooey Deschanel look about you. Love what you had to share. :)

  9. Jocee

    SO SO SO incredibly stoked for this! gah, this is awesome.

  10. Andrea

    enjoyed every minute…you are brilliant Andria!

  11. Mike Panic

    Really well done, thanks for being so open to doing a project like this, and being so honest and candid.

  12. Jacki Moore

    LOVED loved loved this. So very inspiring! Thank you for sharing your passion!

  13. Andria B

    So inspiring. Love this! Thanks for sharing your passion :) Would you mind sharing what kind of camera strap you have..? I really like it!

  14. Annie

    Love this more than I can say. Holy cow.

  15. Jamie

    incredible + inspiring. thanks for being brave enough to share : )

  16. Kelci

    This is awesome!

  17. wreckless

    breathing this in today. reblogged it on my own blog. xo, babe. & a hug.

  18. Ruby

    This is truly amazing. Being a young woman and young artist in the industry, I can’t even begin to tell you how inspired this has left me!

  19. Whitney Knutson

    Andria! That documentary was just awesome. You did such a wonderful job and looked gorgeous as well. I’m a photographer in Louisville, Ky and I say to my clients all the time “I know this might feel weird/silly, but it looks really good!”. And it usually does ;).

  20. Alicia

    I didn’t think I could get anymore pumped about having you photograph our wedding… but watching this video someone how managed to increase my level of excitement. So awesome!

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