BEHIND THE LENS
Julie is a destination photographer and educator. She offers online courses, and she photographs intimate weddings, anniversaries, and families.
WHAT IS IN YOUR CAMERA BAG?
Contax 645 Medium Format Film Camera, 80 Zeiss lens, Fujifilm GFX 50s, Fujfilm X100 and all the prime lenses!
WHAT TYPES OF SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
I offer Destination intimate weddings, Destination Anniversary, and Family sessions. I also offer Online courses for Photographers who want to Pivot into education bootcamps and masterminds.
GIVE ME YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH.
I'm a destination photographer who travels all over the world. (except this year, lol) I teach my fellow togs how to better their business and pivot into education.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS?
My daughter. She is autistic and it was impossible to get photos of her looking at the camera. But, when I just let her play, I could capture her. I wanted to do this for others. My images have always been focused on connection and being real.
WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS STAND OUT FROM YOUR COMPETITORS?
I'm a very personal brand. My business is a true representation of who I am as a person first.
IF YOUR BRAND AND/OR BUSINESS HAD A PERSONALITY, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE IT?
A warm hug. (Like Olaf)
HOW DO YOU DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF IN YOUR LOCAL MARKET?
I'm just me. And I treat people well.
WHO ARE YOUR BUSINESS HEROS?
Share 3 adjectives that describe you personally.
Happy, Caring and Kind
SHARE 3 ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE.
Feminine, Soft and Real
Describe your dream client.
Honestly, someone who gets me. someone Who sees beyond my "status" in the photography world and feels something when they see my images. And they completely trust me.
Describe the primary feeling/message you want your clients to experience when interacting with your business.
Happy, fun, real, someone who truly cares about them and wants to see them succeed (for my mentoring clients)
WHAT YEAR WAS YOUR FIRST PAID SESSION AND HOW MUCH DID YOU CHARGE FOR IT?
2009 and it as $50
WHAT ONE ACTION CAUSED YOU TO SEE THE MOST GROWTH IN YOUR BUSINESS?
I Minded my own business. I Didn't care what anyone else was doing around me. I also didn't follow any photographer for years on social media.
WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST BUSINESS FAILURES?
How did you know when to "quit your day job" and go full-time with photography?
It just made sense. I was making more money and my heart was so happy.
WHEN DID YOU FEEL LIKE YOU "MADE IT" AS A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I actually don't believe in this. If I ever get to a place where "I've made it", I might as well quit.
What is one thing you know now that you wish you knew when you started your business?
It doesn't matter what anyone thinks of me. I shouldn't let that affect my business.
WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSE?
To make a difference in someone's life
WHAT IS THE THING YOU'RE MOST LIKELY TO END UP IN JAIL FOR?
Keeping my friends out of trouble, lol.
If you would like more information on Julie's services please visit her website
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