We had the good fortune of connecting with Krista Davenport and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Krista, other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
As a business owner, I think it is extremely important to remain open minded, flexible, and willing to adapt. I decided very early in my career/business to do this and I honestly think it has not only kept my business running for over a decade but allowed it to transform into the “dream job” that it is for me today.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
An expert visionary with over 12 years of experience in the photography/digital media world. I find pure joy in seeking out the next creative adventure and can’t wait to explore and discover new things. I live every day of my life through love. Colorful and unafraid to dive deep. My work has a wide range of skill from dark and edgy to bright and bubbly. I have unparalleled service and high quality work. I received my BFA in Photography at the University of Houston where I specialized in candid photography and storytelling. My senior project was the expression and psychology of grief/mental illness. I founded my company Kris D. Photography shortly after graduation and it has led me on a whirlwind of world travels and wonderful clients around the Houston area. I recently became a disaster relief photographer for the American Red Cross as well as contributing my experience and skills to mission-driven organizations across the states. This year, I am launching a new business titled The Warriors Within Collective which is a magazine, podcast, and storytelling platform for women to connect, create, and heal together from around the world. I think it is so important that we share the lessons and stories we experience in life because we are all in this together. As I share my journey….I would like to create a safe space for others to do the same. That is one value that I hold dear and would like to be remembered by- to continually give and receive love from our communities.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
As an artist, I would feel called to give them a little art tour of the city. We would start by going to The Tipping Point downtown for some amazing coffee. We would then explore some of Mr D. 1987 Eyeful art around Houston before eating at Warehouse 72 for Lunch. They have an amazing food menu with giant 25 ft murals on the inside. The murals include 5 Houston female artists. I am honored to be one of the murals so its a MUST when my friends/family visit! Haha! We would probably end the day having a picnic at Menil Park as the sun sets. There are always some sweet souls around there catching up with old friends or spending time making new. There is always some really great energy there.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Of all of the people who have supported Kris D. Photography, I would like to acknowledge the man who get’s the LEAST amount of credit for doing such a fantastic job at home and in our work…my husband Carrington Davenport. When I am up late working and editing, so is he. When I have a creative idea, he is there with ready hands. When I have a huge work load of shoots, he grabs a camera to assist. On top of working his full time job he goes above and beyond to show his love for my dream and Kris D. Photography. He is my biggest supporter and I cannot thank him enough for all he has done.
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Krista Davenport, Carrington Davenport