Tell us a little bit about yourself…
While I specialize in personal brand images for women that have (what I call) the ‘Lashes and Louboutins factor’, my client base has included athletes, celebrities, WWE Superstars and public figures such as Miss North Carolina.
I have over 20 years of experience both in front and behind the camera. My work has graced magazine covers as well as appeared in publications such as Women’s Day and The NY Times.
I also host Beyond The Lens Podcast where I share inspirational, educational and entertaining stories with universal take-aways.
What inspired your career?
My grandfather put a camera in my hands when I was a child and I was hooked. Now I get to show what makes my clients unique and special and amazing. I love that.
What does your day look like? Walk us through your typical day…
I don’t know if there is a such thing as a typical day. ;).
What is your favorite failure that sets you up for later success?
I used to be afraid to fail. Afraid to ask for what I wanted. And I did not take advantage of many opportunities that were right in front of me because of it. I have come to learn, it’s not about me. It’s about helping others to shine. Changing my perspective changed the game.
When you feel unfocused or not motivated what do you do?
I look at the amazing work others are doing, not just in my industry, but also what my clients and friends are doing. Seeing them show up each and every day….I have an amazing network that keeps me going.
If you could send a mini message to all people, what would it be?
Be thankful. Be teachable. Be adaptable. And always, always give your best.
Be thankful. Be teachable. Be adaptable.
What advice would you give to someone starting a business journey?
For creatives, realize that it is a business first. And be that business…be registered where you need to be, licensed when you need to be, insured, etc. And learn to price yourself for profit and sustainability. If you need to, take a class or find a mentor. Set yourself up to succeed.