Introduce yourself! How did you get started and what lead you onto your entrepreneurial path?
I started my career as a graphic designer and worked in that field for over 20 years. I've always loved photography and often incorporated my photos into my design work. While working as a designer and art director for a lifestyle magazine, I began to style and photograph things more and more and fell in love with everything about it. I decided to start my own photography business several years ago and I'm so happy I did! I think my background in design helped me develop my photography style so it seemed like a natural transition.
Now more than ever, it can be tough to stay inspired. How do you seek out inspiration when you're in a creative slump?
I find that participating in a photography challenge on Instagram is a fun way to jump start my creativity and get me trying new things when I'm in a slump. It's like an assignment with some parameters and a deadline, but it's also a personal project so I can use it to challenge myself to learn a new lighting technique I've been wanting to explore, or branch out of my comfort zone creatively. It's always inspiring to see all the creative work other photographers are doing in a challenge too.