I recently had the opportunity to chat with Lisa from The Milky Way in this interview on The Art and Soul podcast. We talked all about building sustainable systems as a family photographer and building confidence when shooting in homes!
Lisa and I dug into the ins and outs of how to build a foundation for your business that supports a flexible lifestyle and how to untangle previous systems, too. When photographers start out, we often self-educate and cobble together processes that are over-complicated, or get stuck in a way of doing things that no longer serve us and drive us into burnout.
I loved how we addressed the need to flip the script on burnout in our industry in favor of the “pre-burnout pivot,” using curiosity, mentorship, and evaluation as your life and business evolve.
This is especially unique for photographers who work with in-home family sessions and without the awe of epic surroundings, client closets, etc.
I’m so passionate about empowering other photographers with both skills and mindset to approach in-home family photography with more openness and bravery. It’s so vital to the expansion of social expectations around family photography that come straight from past experiences and the mainstream media.
It takes bravery and resilience to step out of your comfort zone, to take feedback, to seek out support, and to try new things. We close out the interview with the best advice I ever received and how new photographers (really all photographers!) can apply it to skyrocket their confidence and growth.
If you’ve ever wanted to shadow a photographer in real session, this is even better! You get to see everything I do within the session and hear the commentary on why I’m making certain choices as I go, how I handle different challenges, and big takeaways/tips to apply to your next in-home session!
Not to mention, you’ll have access to 24 other experts on other topics within the family photography industry as well, all from the comfort of home and anytime access.
Interested in working with me one on one? Learn more about my mentoring options here and sign up for my email list just for family photographers with behind-the-scenes stories, recommendations, updates, new offers, and bonuses just for the inside Firefly tribe.
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