We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittany Floyd and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brittany, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
When I started doing photography with a young baby, it was so great! Flexible hours and working on the weekends ensured I had someone to watch my daughter when needed. When you compare that to now and these extraordinary circumstances, it looks very different. I’m still so grateful to have a job where I can stay home to help my daughter with online schooling but it’s a lot of balls to juggle! I have to consciously work to try to prioritize work (editing) and have my daughter do her best to work independently. And now, when I get to leave my house to shoot, I almost see it as my “time off”! Weddings are fun.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
When I started college, I set out to be a psychologist. I loved people, their stories, their emotions, I always thrives on that. After working through my undergrad degree and having a baby, I began to realize that maybe being a therapist wasn’t the best fit for me. When I started shooting, I found that my passion for people was reignited! I discovered how much I enjoyed being part of people’s best moments and documenting all of those special and heightened emotions.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well, covid things make this more difficult. HOWEVER! There are so many amazing places to eat in the city. If I could eat at a local business every day, drink local coffee every day, I would. Some favorites include Siphon Coffee, Common Bond and the Menil collection. Ousie’s and the Grove are more high end spaces to dine and/or have weddings. More local to me, there is a duck pond I enjoy visiting. It’s breezy, and so beautiful out there! The places I enjoy people watching are malls, and weddings of course! Throw in some shopping at madewell and I’m a happy camper!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Someone who really took me in early was Austin Trenholm. He mentored me, answered my (MANY) questions, and critiqued me in meaningful ways. Really, I owe a lot to so many photographers in the Houston photography industry. Being invited in to see how others work, what works for them is a huge learning opportunity that I am still grateful for!
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