In order to be successful as a small business photography owner… I knew that not only do I have to master the photography techniques… I also need to have good business skills. I got my degree at Virginia Tech in Psychology but always thought that I had a niche for Business. Since I was a little girl, I’ve always been an innovative thinker, a leader, and a go-getter that goes full-speed ahead once I set my mind on something (I’m unstoppable!)… I literally went through a phase in middle school where I was convinced that I could make my bicycle fly (duct tapped 2×4 wood to my handle bars as wings and stapled cereal boxes to use as flaps, yes… I was convinced it would work!). I was always starting little businesses of my own to make some extra cashola (probably just to waste it all on buying Beanie Babies at the time!)… whether it was washing cars in the neighborhood, bake sales, lemonade stands… (I’m that little girl, Susie, in the Verizon commercial!). Back to what I was saying… I love the business side of my business! I get really excited about templates (LOL!). I love working on my website, my brand, updating my contracts, scheduling shoots, creating content to better educate my clients and other growing photographers in the industry.
Before a photographer… I am a wife who is madly in love with her husband — he owns my heart and is my rock. I am a daughter to two incredible parents that I’m extremely close with and have the privilege of living right down the street from, I’m a sister to an older brother that lives in NYC with his beautiful wife, and I’m a mother to a furry, lovable, goofball, black lab (Jackson!) who fills my heart with so much joy.
I’m blessed to have my husband, my family, friends, and followers that continue to support me and give me the motivation to grow. It’s going to be an unforgettable journey!