I am so excited to launch my latest series with:
Mahari Collection, Caroline Ross Photography, Athena Jewelry, Contoured Studios Makeup and Pink Paisley Decor.
It definitely takes a whole team to create this much fabulousness, if I may say so myself!
Photo Credit: Ravneet Grewal
I kind of realized the purpose of my blog became somewhat deluded as I worried more about the numbers of likes and followers I was receiving, instead of focusing of why I started doing all this in the first place.
I want to be a part of a change, I want to inspire others and I want to motivate others.
Hence, this series will feature one of two elements:
-An interview of one of these inspirational ladies who were a part of creating this magic.
-An experience of mine that has taught me, changed me and motivated me. Each of which I will draw to Buddhism’s core beliefs. I am not Buddhist, nor am I religious. However, growing up in Thailand, I always valued the way Buddhists lived their lives.
Today, I will be featuring an interview with Caroline Ross, she is one of the most talented and sweet people I have worked with. She was leading a photography class for this shoot, and the way she managed all her students was amazing! Here goes:
What would you say your passion is and how does this relate to what you do?
Caroline: I really enjoy teaching photography and it’s so rewarding to see the students grow, learn and find their own styles. Teaching refreshes my passion for photography and each lesson I plan I always learn something new.
What inspired you to start your business and what do you envision for the future?Caroline: I originally started shooting weddings, but it’s slowly evolved to a variety of genres. In addition to shooting weddings and teaching, I also shoot product photography, food, portraits, headshots, family and newborns, boudoir and fashion. I would love to continue in this direction.
What advice would you give to young people who also want to start their own Photography Business?
Caroline: Shoot lots and don’t wait for opportunity – create your own. The more you shoot, the more you learn – about photography, yourself and what your clients/followers want.
Who do you take inspiration from?
Caroline: I love Annie Leibovitz’s work. I think the real art in photography is capturing the mood of the person you’re shooting and Annie does this so well.
I also get inspiration from Instagram – not photography accounts, but lifestyle and colour accounts.
What are one of the hardships you face in this industry and how do you overcome it?
Caroline: I recently moved back to Canada after being away for a few years, and it’s difficult starting a business in a city with no friends or family. In addition to not knowing anyone in Vancouver, I would spend 4 months a year shooting in my previous cities. This made it difficult to get local clients and shoots. This is the first year I get to spend a summer in Vancouver and I’m looking forward to it!
Stay tuned for much more to come darlings, hope you enjoyed this read.