046: Finding your voice and being your authentic self, Jessica Oh
Staying true to yourself through your work
Figuring out who you are as a photographer sounds like it would be easy, but in our hyper connected world, its so much harder than you'd think.
Staying true to who you are as a person, the art you want to produce and the needs of the clients can be a lot of plates to spin. Today we are talking to Jessica OH all about figuring out who you are, how to balance that with the needs of your clients and how you can stop being influenced by others in the industry!
Suggestion for figuring out who you actually are when it comes to photography
Make a HUGE list of words that speak to you and resonate with you. If you don't see a clear theme, separate those words into two different groups and look at it from a perspective of who you WANT to be and what you want your work to show.
As an artist, if you aren't fulfilled with what you do and the work you are creating you will get burned out.
Staying true to your art
Wedding photography can't be all about you. You can still stay true to your style while at the same time balancing the needs of the clients and giving them a full experience, its all about balance
How do you know if you are being authentic or true to yourself?
Figuring out who you are, who is your dream couple, how do you want people to feel when they come to your website, make a list
Get OFF social media! Don't follow a ton of other people who do what you do. Follow people who are different than what you do or people who can push you to grow in your business. It's too easy to conform, we need to protect ourselves.
Three things to focus on!!
Confidence, Contentment and Creativity