Finding Photography Success With A Full-Time Job with Leandra Brown

Today on The Portrait System Podcast, host, photographer and educator Nikki Closser interviews portrait and wedding photographer Leandra Brown. Leandra has a beautiful portfolio and a successful business, but her story is a little different. She decided she wanted a break from running a full-time business and ended up finding a job and transitioning to doing photography part-time. Listen in as Leandra tells us all about her journey and how she makes this new situation work for her. Don't miss out on this unique interview!

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Episode Summary:

In this episode of The Portrait System Podcast, Nikki Closser interviews Leandra Brown, a portrait and wedding photographer who shares her unique journey of transitioning from full-time entrepreneurship to balancing a full-time job with part-time photography. Leandra opens up about her experiences, including the impact of postpartum anxiety and how taking a step back has allowed her to rediscover her passion and maintain mental well-being. She also discusses the importance of community and finding joy in different types of photography, particularly maternity sessions.

Key Topics Covered:

* Transition to Part-Time Photography: Leandra discusses her decision to move from full-time photography to balancing it with a full-time job.
* Postpartum Anxiety: Insights into how postpartum anxiety affected her life and business.
* Balancing Work and Family: Strategies Leandra uses to balance her full-time job, photography business, and family life.
* Rediscovering Passion: How taking a break helped Leandra find joy in her work again, particularly in maternity photography.

Featured Guest: Leandra Brown is a portrait and wedding photographer known for her beautiful portfolio. After running a successful business, she decided to step back and find a balance that works for her and her family.

Host: Nikki Closser

Episode Highlights:

1. Transitioning to Part-Time Work: Leandra shares her journey from full-time photographer to balancing a full-time job and part-time photography.
2. Managing Postpartum Anxiety: Leandra discusses how postpartum anxiety influenced her decision to change her work-life balance.
3. Family and Career Balance: Tips and insights on how Leandra manages her time between her job, photography business, and family.
4. Finding Joy in Photography Again: How stepping back helped Leandra rediscover her passion for photography, especially maternity sessions.

Listener Takeaways:

1. It’s okay to take a step back from full-time entrepreneurship to maintain mental and physical well-being.
2. Balancing a full-time job with a photography business can provide stability and reduce stress.
3. Building a strong support network and community is crucial for personal and professional growth.

Duration: 52:34

Release Date: 05/27/2024

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