6. How I got started in photography

Oh friends, today I am sharing something I get asked about so much… how I got started as a photographer. I will be the first to say that the journey was not easy or without bumps (and a whole lot of stress) along the way. However, it was a journey that has inspired me and filled me with joy as I look back at each and every client that I have worked with.

From my love of fashion ads as a young girl growing up on a tiny farm in Tennessee to the hot, blistering sun beating down on me at my on location shoots here in Houston, the photography journey has filled me with excitement and yearning for more. Originally this podcast was an Instagram LIVE back in January, but I also added on a new portion at the end that gives you my top 5 tips on how you can get started on your side hustle or starting a business from scratch.


Now, more than ever is the time to branch out and start something new.

My 5 tips for starting your side hustle:

  1. Just start!
  2. Ask questions from industry experts that you know
  3. Try, fail, try again and fail again.
  4. Use social media
  5. Don’t sell, SHOW THEM what they need.

If you loved this conversation that I shared today, in the comments below let me know what was the one thing that resonated with you the most. I love reading the comments and as well as what inspires you.

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I give some really great tips at the end of the podcast about starting your side hustle business click play >>HERE<< to hear more! Y’all, this is one action packed, fast talking, hit the ground running episode and I can’t wait for you to hear it. 

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