Real Talk Episode 06: Spanki Mills

Real Talk Senior Style Guide Photographer Education Spanki Mills

REAL TALK Episode 06: Spanki Mills

Time for another Real Talk! This time, we have Spanki Mills on to chat with us about finding your style and evolving as a photographer and creative.

If you missed the last episode, be sure to check out our talk with the rad Mario Masitti, click here!

Spanki Mills is a photographer and educator based out of Austin, TX telling the stories of families and seniors every day. Photographing the cover for the very first issue of Senior Style Guide Magazine, Spanki has been involved in the senior industry since the beginning. She believes that photography should have an emotional connection and it’s her goal to provide that experience for her clients and inspire other photographers to create work that they love.

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– Sean


The idea behind Real Talk was to hear from your photography inspirations about how they got to where they are today. Real Talk is all about their journeys, moments in their business or artistic endeavors that changed how they approach life today, and candid conversation that was just like you were sitting down to coffee with them yourself. It isn’t about the technical stuff… It’s about learning from their bigger picture advice that you can apply to your own business and life in so many unique ways!


Sean Brown is a photographer based out of Vancouver Washington and Portland Oregon specializing in high school senior portraits. His goal is to bring out every senior’s personality in their images and is dedicated to making sure that every senior session is different so that no two seniors’ images are alike.