We had the good fortune of connecting with Abagail Baker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Abagail, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I guess you could say I have always had a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit. Being a business owner really runs in my blood, both of my grandfathers were entrepreneurs, risk takers, and extremely hard workers. I got my love of photography from my Poppa, who was always encouraging me to pursue any and everything that made me happy. Photography as a job, or business, was never on my radar though. While attending Sam Houston State, I began taking real estate listing photos as a part time job to fill extra free time and make a little money. It didn’t take long for me to fall completely in love with real estate photography and the satisfaction of helping people sell their properties to move on to new adventures. By the time I graduated, my client base had significantly grown and starting Bayou City Captured became reality. As the business has grown we have expanded into other aspects of photography and videography, such as content creation, marketing for businesses, the occasional landscape, and interior design.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
At Bayou City Captured, we are a customer focused media company that offers photography, videography, and drone services to showcase every real estate listings’ top selling features. We are also all about content creation for business marketing, rebranding, and interior design. We give the media content needed to create eye catching listings, social media posts, and endless marketing material. Our high resolution photos and in house editing process make your business, or your properties, stand above the rest!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My perfect Houston weekend would start out at Glazed, the doughnut cafe. Their Creme Brûlée donut is absolutely to die for! Next up, a stroll through the Museum of Fine Arts, followed by late lunch at The Hay Merchant. You have got to try the pig ears – just trust me! Drinks at Anvil and Boheme are an absolute must before a late night meal at House of Pies. Morning brunch at BCK hits the spot every time and picking up new plant baby from Buchanans Native Plants cannot be left off the list. Finally, a cookie from The Bearded Baker rounds it all out before heading to Cedar Creek for a relaxed afternoon.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
As cliche as it sounds, Bayou City Captured would not be where it’s at without my family, friends, and loyal clients. I would have never pursued this career or started Bayou City Captured without my grandfather introducing me to photography. My Poppa and Gigi have always cultivated and supported my wildest dreams – basically, I have the best grandparents in the world! Thank you to my Mom, who introduced me to clients when I first started out. To my Dad and my big brother, thank you for always believing in me every step of the way. Lastly, a huge thank you to my husband for being my biggest cheerleader and best problem solver. I could go on and on about all of them, what they mean to me, and how they have made this dream a reality but I will spare you and leave it at this – Thank you all for your continuous support and belief in me. It will never go unnoticed and I am forever grateful to each of you!
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