Brandee Anthony

Brandee Anthony is one super powerful and talented young lady. Not only is she a model, but she also loves to be behind the camera as well, stunning us with amazing artful photography.

She is VERY adventurous and will take you around the world to places that are stunning to see and learn about. AND with her cinematography skills, you are in for a real treat. She literally is a walking production studio. Want to fly over the beaches of Florida on a drone? Been There. Done That Too!

We sat down with this talented photographer, cinematographer, and artist to learn how she is taking Snapchat by storm and adding it to her already stunning social media presence and influence.

SCSMM: How did you first discover Snapchat?

Snapchat is something that I shut down many times before finally giving a shot. I first discovered the app a couple years ago through friends who were using the app at random. From the first time I heard about it, I downloaded and deleted the app a total of 4 times! It wasn’t until this spring that I downloaded the app for a final time and decided to find a way to creatively use it!

SCSMM: Why do you think Snapchat has taken off?

There are so many reasons why Snapchat has taken off, and it has been amazing seeing the evolution of the app over the past couple years and even in the last several months that I have been on it. What I believe finally curved it’s reputation and helped it take off was the users of it. Once enough truly creative individuals got on it and found creative ways to push its use and tie it in with bigger goals and messages, it was a launching point for future users to come on and continue that tradition. Now that Snapchat is in the spotlight its bringing a ton of amazing brands and users to the platform to shine in a unique way that is not centered around the same things as other platforms.

SCSMM: What do you like to Snap about?

For me Snapchat is all about lifestyle creativity. I can be found doing a number of stories ranging from being a mermaid underwater to traveling the world or literally just sitting at home with coffee (but in the most entertaining way). I truly enjoy just sharing my moments with my viewers whether they are big or small. Above all my passion on snapchat is to entertain in a way of taking mundane tasks or everyday routines and make them funny, entertaining or otherwise.

SCSMM: Why should everyone follow you on Snapchat and watch your stories every day?

For those who like adventure and a laugh, I am a good fit for you! I put my most honest attempt into my stories. Everything is in the moment, real and true to me and what I do. I look at life in a way that I find a lot of people enjoy seeing and interacting with.

SCSMM: What would you recommend someone do just starting out on Snapchat?

To any new users of the platform I would recommend a couple key things! First things first – get inspired. Join the app Ghostcodes and find others who you would enjoy watching, aspire to be like or just get honest entertainment from! Surround yourself by creativity and awesome content! Secondly, when your ready to create your own stories – be true to you. Try out all kinds of things, play with all the features off the app and figure out your style and voice. And the third thing i will say is collaborate! Snapchat is one of THE best social communities out there because everyone loves to collaborate so much!

SCSMM: Have you ever been hired to represent a brand or product on Snapchat?

I have just been hired to represent a brand through the use of snapchat, however I have not started in on it yet! Other brands I work with are not hiring me directly for snapchat!

SCSMM: How do you develop your Snapchat stories? Are the spontaneous or do you plan them out?

99.9% of my stories are spontaneous! Sometimes I plan a story out but it is almost always from a spontaneous idea that I then get really excited about and start planning and snapping immediately.

SCSMM: What else do you do? What is your day job / Business?

Ah the age old question – I know you love social media but what is your day job? I am a full time professional photographer, designer and mentor. My business is Brandee Anthony Design & Photography LLC. I opened my business straight out of college and have been in business just over two years! In addition I freelance a ton with brands and individuals on social media!

SCSMM: How do you think Snapchat has helped your life and business grow?

Snapchat has changed my life and my business completely! I even get photography wedding bookings off of the app because my viewers/prospective clients get to see me behind the scenes and it has helped me tremendously in connecting with new clients! There is a very unique engagement on the app that you can’t find other places. I have been able to grow as a person on this app by finding my storytelling style and connect with others on a social and business level.

SCSMM: How is the Snapchat community different from other social networks?

This is above all my favorite conversation to have when I am talking Snapchat with anyone! It is truly hard to describe the community around Snapchat and why it is so different because it truly is different! When I attended the first ever Snapchat conference in London there was only one way to describe it. Familiar. And it was familiar because, although I didn’t know any of the people I was meeting, I understood them. I walked around a sea of people who thought and acted a lot like me in many ways. The inspiration, enthusiasm and creativity, that is that of the Snapchat community is nothing like I have ever seen before. And the beauty of it all is that nobody has visible numbers and stats on the app, we get on to create for the sake of creating and we have a mutual understanding of how special this platform is.

SCSMM: Who are YOUR favorite influencers on SnapChat?

A couple of the many creatives I love on Snapchat are:
DanandMoore
InadequateChris
OperAmericano

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