Episode #36 Angela Nelson takes breathtaking wedding photos in Maui
Angela Nelson is a wonderful soul doing some really great photography on the Island of Maui. She’s open, honest, funny and knowledgeable not only about photography but about creative business in general. She’s a true professional and her podcast contains great information for anyone wanting to start a creative business on the right foot.
Find your niche and get good at it!
(Please note that there is a lawnmower on in the background…. so sorry! It’s a local obsession and I can’t make them stop, even though a slightly wild garden is always more enchanting than a perfectly manicured one!)
Angela talks to us about:
How she landed up ending her teaching career and started her two businesses - one as a wedding photographer and one as an engagement photographer.
Living on the island of Maui in Hawaii, and how she adapted to island life (she’s from Michigan originally.)
How she first broke into the competitive wedding photography industry when she started her business and landed up changing her target market.
The best and the worst part of being a wedding photographer
Running her creative businesses with a young child in the house (at the time of the interview, Angela’s daughter was only 16 months old.)
How she handles the occasions when marriage proposals don’t go as planned or when guests at a wedding don’t behave themselves.
Angela’s advice for people who want to start a photography business.
Finding your niche
What to invest in when you’re just starting out
Finding a like minded community
The importance of having a contract (and a deposit) from the very first client
The question of free work in the beginning “for exposure”
To apprentice or just start out on your own
Basic equipment recommendation when just starting out
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