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.


by Andria

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Hannah Nicole AH. So excited about this, Andria. and SO excited for you. :)

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.

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

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

Erin Grimson Lovely lovely. Keep on keepin on.

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

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

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!

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

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

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

jillian andriaaaaa. girl be KILLIN itttt.

Andrea enjoyed every minute…you are brilliant Andria!

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

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

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!

Annie Love this more than I can say. Holy cow.

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

Kaleigha Martin Andi. This is so cool. So glad you’ve found your thing. You’re a stud.

mike Niice!

Janelle beautiful andria! you are killing it!

daron so wonderful!!!!!!

Kelci This is awesome!

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

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!

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 ;).

Hannah Nicole So freaking rad, Andi. LOVE this tons.

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!

Matt Long Really enjoyed that Andria, great seeing you work.