We had the good fortune of connecting with Falguni Patel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Falguni, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Everyone in this world is beautiful in their own way. Life throws lots of curve ball at us, lots of ups and downs. As a woman our body changes so much. From being beautiful young women to pregnant and from that to beautiful mother figure. We are strong, confident, powerful and empowering. I want to capture that individuality what every single woman has. I want to shout out to every women, “Learn to embrace your own unique beauty, celebrate your unique gifts with confidence” and thats what inspire me to start my own business.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We want to honor your beauty. The goal is to create a timeless image that celebrate you and the legacy that you are making. When you turn the page in your album or walk by to your art piece, you will get an overwhelming feeling of joy, love, giggles, and sentimental purpose flowing through your veins. And our goal is to make those images to be more and more valuable to you every year that passes. When professional imagery is printed and designed to coordinate with your home and its decor, all of sudden YOU are your art. An investment so worth it, you’ll wonder how you could have ever lived without it. We are not an ordinary studio, we are a service-based boutique studio. If you hire us, we will help you plan everything. We have a custom wardrobe for our clients. You don’t need to lift a finger for anything and that is what I tell people when they call me for taking pictures. We don’t provide just the digital images which you can post on social media, get instant gratification and be done with it. We provide art along with digitals. All of my clients go with art pieces from their sessions. Those beautiful moments we captured can cherish them for generations. Think about it, do digitals have the same feeling as when you hold your beautifully printed artwork? After the first inquiry phone call, I probably talk or meet them multiple times to plan for the session. Each of our sessions are authentic and it’s curated with specific needs and that’s what makes us special. People are camera shy, in front of a camera anyone can get nervous including me, but by the time we meet them for the shoot, we know each other very well that they are completely comfortable in front of the camera. Few of my clients have come to us for years, I love to see my client family growing!
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.
I would like to take my friend to roam around in rice village or Montrose area, and try few different restaurants. May be visit art gallery or stop to piano bar depending on mood. If my friend is looking for quite night, we can also go to Galveston to enjoy sunset on beach.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My first shoutout to my hubby who give me full support. Also to my kids to deal with all my craziness. I also want to shoutout to my mentor Julia Kelleher with whom I learned how to run successful business. She run community where all multi talented photographers and like minded people share the ideas and love.