Q – Kindly give readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.

It is a wedding photography business located in Colorado, but can travel anywhere in the world. Camera is easy to pack.

Q – Give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).

I have a bachelor degree in Communication from ASU, been in business for 5 years.

Q – What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)?

I just did it because I loved it. I love watching it grow throughout the years.

Q – How did the idea for your business come about?

My husband bought me a camera.

Q – Who has been your greatest inspiration?

My grandparents.

Q – What makes you different from other businesses in your industry?

My style of photography with natural light. I use more motion in my photos with my couples, rather than the stiff boring posed shots.

Q – To what do you most attribute your success?

Working hard, even working on your days off.

Q – What do you think is the best way to achieve long-term success in business?

Being passionate about what you do.

Q – Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?

Still running my own business and keeping busy.

Q – Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?

Costco and their free samples. I love reading about business and marketing.

Q – Who is your target demographic?

Couples.

Q – Please list 3-5 talking points about your business that you feel are most relevant to your target audience.

Fun, in love, happy, care free.

Q – What are your overall thoughts on your industry? Any advice you could give people about your industry?

Just keep trying to get better and don’t give up because a shoot didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to. Learn from your mistakes and keep photographing what you want.

Q – Is your business involved with any charitable organizations, social causes or non-profit work?

No, I should do that.

Q – How do you give back and support your community?

I support small businesses.

Q – What motivates you?

Providing a good life for my family. Pretty pictures.

Q – How do you generate new ideas?

By following people that inspire me.

Q – How do you define success?

Being happy.

Q – How do you build a successful customer base?

Watching for red flags, not everyone is going to be perfect for you and you probably won’t be perfect for them. But finding them what they need and taking clients that you want to work with.

Q – What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?

Creating your own schedule, being your own boss.

Q – What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

When a client is in love with their photos you took for them.

Q – What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?

Set your stresses aside and focus on the job that need to be done. Have fun doing it. I am passionate about pretty photos.

Q – If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?

Start photography WAY earlier.

Q – What is your greatest fear in business, and how do you manage fear?

Failure, just keep pushing.

Q – How did you decide on the location for your business?

It’s where I live, but Colorado is so beautiful that it should be photographed.

Q – If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?

My grandpa, he was a successful entrepreneur.

Q – What book has inspired you the most (or what is your favorite book)?

The five people you meet in heaven.

Q – What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?

Family time.

Q – What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

Just keep pushing, keep getting better and excepting change when it happens.

Q – What three pieces of advice would you give to entrepreneurs looking to get started in your industry?

Work hard.

Q – Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?

Don’t be lazy.

Q – What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?

You have more of a drive to do something on your own.

Q – What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?

You have more of a drive to do something on your own.