BEHIND THE LENS
FEATURING: Dallas olga Photography
WHAT IS IN YOUR CAMERA BAG?
A camera, lens, SD cards, Advil, a doobie, smokes, lighter, nylons, flash, batteries, bag, an emergency pad.
WHAT TYPES OF SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
I photograph anything life related. I enjoy weddings the most, specifically destination or backpacking weddings
GIVE ME YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH.
I'm Dallas- I am my company & my company is me. You may think you're just hiring me to take photos, but you're actually hiring me to love you. You meet me, we become friends, I grow to love you, and I photograph whatever it is I have come to love about you.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS?
I was a full time nurse & my dog developed a deadly autoimmune disease. I wanted to be at home with him instead of leaving him at the vet to be monitored. Work wouldn't give me time off, so I quit, and stayed home and started my business.
IF YOUR BRAND AND/OR BUSINESS HAD A PERSONALITY, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE IT?
Over-animated and eclectic
What makes your business stand out from your competitors?
I do it because I love it. I have no time for f-ing around. It's not a business, it's a passion- it's my life's work. So I cut the B.S. and give you the very best of myself.
How do you differentiate yourself in your local market?
By being 110% myself. Being the person I'd be with my friends from the start! It may be seen as socially unorthodox, but if you call me on the toilet, I'm gonna answer. You may hear a flush, and I hold no shame because I want to talk! And we all poop.
WHO ARE YOUR BUSINESS HEROS?
Share 3 adjectives that describe you personally.
Over-animated, eclectic goat farmer
SHARE 3 ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE.
Honest, fun, real
DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM CLIENT.
Someone who loves me back.
Describe the primary feeling/message you want your clients to experience when interacting with your business.
Like they have a friend who's a photographer.
WHAT Year was your first paid session and how much did you charge for it?
2012- I think $50?
WHAT ONE ACTION CAUSED YOU TO SEE THE MOST GROWTH IN YOUR BUSINESS?
How did you know when to "quit your day job" and go full-time with photography?
When I was forced too. When my dog goober got sick. I had to make it work so that I could stay home with him.
What is one of your biggest business failures?
I used to shoot and act the way I thought wanted people wanted me to.
WHEN DID YOU FEEL LIKE YOU "MADE IT" AS A PHOTOGRAPHER?
Probably my very first fully paid destination wedding.
What is one thing you know now that you wish you knew when you started your business?
To just be myself.
WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSE?
To never be a professional.
WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING ABOUT RUNNING A SMALL BUSINESS?
Remembering that while I am my company, I'm also a daughter, a wife, and an animal mother, so I need to make time for that too.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
What is the thing you're most likely to end up in jail for?
Protesting or trespassing.
DALLAS OLGA PHOTOGRAPHY
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