“Who’s this girl, and what’s The Introverted Photog all about?” You’ve got questions, and I’ve got answers – here’s a little backstory about me, my background in education, how I got to where I am in business and where the idea of “The Introverted Photog” came from…
In high school, I was the kid who always had a camera in their hand, but I also loved coaching and teaching. In fact, my first ever job was as a swim teacher (ok ok, I was an aide at first).
That was 18 years ago.
Ever since then, I’ve been teaching and coaching children and adults. It wasn’t until I went full-time with photography in 2019 that I took a step back from working in education…and I’ve missed it!
Now, let’s talk about my photography business for a second… I always loved being behind the camera capturing moments, but I never thought it was something I could turn into a business for myself. All of that changed for me when I was engaged, meeting with photographers. I realized that I could turn my passion into something lucrative.
So guess what I did? Right after getting married in 2016, I began my photography business journey! I started with one course, but quickly signed up for more and more because I wanted #alltheinformation. I did this for basically the first three years of business.
I am a big believer in investing in yourself, and I learned a TON. I felt like I had the tools I needed to succeed, but I still wasn’t getting to where I
wanted to be. Not only that, but I was feeling burnt out after sessions and felt so inauthentic.
So, where was the disconnect?
I was trying to emulate all of these methods that worked for extroverts. I was trying so hard to have this big bubbly personality with all of my couples, that I wasn’t being myself. I was exhausted. It even extended into my systems and workflows; they were in place, but still felt hit or miss to me. I hit a point where I thought I just wasn’t cut out for the industry at all since I was introverted by nature.
What was my problem? I wasn’t using my natural strengths.
Once I shifted my mindset, identified my strengths as an introvert and changed my approach to business and sessions EVERYTHING changed for me. I took in more clients. I was able to raise my prices. I was even able to leave my salaried job and go full-time!
After reflecting on where I am in my business now vs where I had been, I couldn’t help but feel the need to share my knowledge with fellow introverted photographers.
And that’s where ‘The Introverted Photog’ was born!
An online community where I can help guide other introverts to develop the business of their dreams without trying to be something they aren’t! Instead, I focus on common strengths that most introverts have and teach you how to use them to your advantage.
Any of that resonate with you? Then I can’t wait to see you in our online community!