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Meet Tracy Ann Battaglia

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tracy Ann Battaglia.

Tracy Ann is a wife, mother, photographer, entrepreneur, & educator. Since graduation with an art degree in photography from Illinois State University in 2006, she has been a full-time wedding, editorial, lifestyle, and fine art photographer.

She teaches one-on-one entrepreneurship workshops, photography mentorship programs, and specialized or generic photography courses at the Desert Botanical Gardens.

She had her greatest adventure yet by escaping the frozen wasteland of rural Illinois to embrace the blossoming desert of Tempe, Arizona with her husband and son. Things that make her come alive are adventures of all kinds; gardening, camping, cooking, calligraphy, watercolors, hiking, and traveling to the beach.

She is a complete nerd about Harry Potter, superheroes, and reading young adult fiction.

Please tell us about your art.
My art form is photography. My focus and joy is found in wedding, creative lifestyle (businesses and families alike), and fine-art photography.

I find beauty in people and nature. I love people because we are so special, we are magical and awesome. Just as I believe that nature around us is a reflection of who God is, people are capable of great acts of love & kindness. We reflect the divine.

I love photography because it’s an opportunity for me to capture the divine, call out beauty, and share love and joy.

Whether it’s creative photography motivating entrepreneurs, helping families embrace the here and now of their lives, sharing in the great celebration of a wedding day, or simply printing a cactus canvas to make someone’s home filled with life and beauty, I am driven.

I photograph life to help others believe in themselves, find their beauty and give them joy and love.

We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
Being an entrepreneur in general can be very lonely. Working from home, by yourself can be draining especially for those extraverts like me.

My best advice would be to set work hours, keep a set task list and stick to them, then allow yourself to engage with others and find life-giving activities to fill your other time.

Be a part of a community and maintain healthy friendships that encourage your passions and lifestyle. Join a creative group in your area, whether it’s Tuesdays Together, Rising Tide Society, or another group for other people with your similar lifestyle. You’ve heard it before, you will hear it again, community over competition. Find other artists that you can be friends with and encourage each other.

Be willing to work remotely in public places. I love just spending one day a week working from a coffee shop with another creative or entrepreneur friend. Just to balance out the loneliness.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can find me everywhere! I am across all forms social media but I primarily focus on posting daily on Instagram. (cross-posts to Facebook for non-instagramers). I have a website (www.fullyalivephotography.com), blog, (blog.fullyalivephotography.com) and I am featured in several local and national magazines. 🙂

Just google Fully Alive Photography and viewers will find me.

Occasionally I appear at local art fairs to sell fine art and Italian art and architecture prints.

I am also a photography instructor at the Desert Botanical Garden and you can find my classes in the Adult Learn Catalog.

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Image Credit:
Fully Alive Photography

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