We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalia Hernandez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Natalia, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I think the most important factor for success in any area is motivation. If you don’t feel motivated to do something, you won’t do it as well. Surrounding yourself with people that motivate you is part of it too. It’s important to be passionate for what you do, because it’s visible when you aren’t. There’s been times I do things without motivation and you can tell there isn’t any passion behind it. For the success of my brand I had to give my all and stay motivated and passionate. My friends and family pushed me to start my businesses and it’s led me to where I am today.

Please tell us more about your work. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
Before I started photography, I opened a jewelry/apparel store! I continue to sell but it is pretty hard to manage two businesses, but I make it possible. The name of it is “Bloom Shop Creations.” I mostly make handmade earrings both clay and resin, which are super durable! I always make my own designs and stay unique so that it sets me apart from others. Starting a business was not easy but the support from those around me helped a lot. I learned that owning a business takes a lot of patience. It’s like a flower; a flower won’t bloom in a day. It’ll take water, sun, and time for it to bloom.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love showing people around the city! My favorite spots to eat are “Tiger Noodle House”, “BB’s”, and even though it’s not native to Houston, I love “Raising Cane’s” (i’m seriously obsessed) For sweets, I loveeee “The Desert Gallery.” It has the biggest variety and you can find almost every dessert there. I’m a huge foodie, so i’d probably just take them out to eat all the time lol. However, I do like hanging out in Discovery Green. I love just to sit down on the grass and relax. Houston is full of fun spots so I’d probably never finish mentioning places!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d shoutout my parents, there’s no way to shout-out just one! Both of them have been so supportive of everything I do and they push me to pursue my passions. But in the same way they’ve never been pushy. They’ve never forced me to do something that I don’t want to do. This freedom has allowed me to find what I truly love to do. My mom has always been there to support me during this process and cheers me on. My dad has invested everything for me to pursue this and encourages me to keep going. They’re part of this journey and I thank every sacrifice they’ve done for me.

Website: https://capturedbynatalia.mypixieset.com/

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