We had the good fortune of connecting with Rowan Brouillet and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rowan, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Hands down, my passion for people. The one thing I love most about photography is the opportunity it gives me to connect with others throughout every stage in life. Photography is more than a job to me; I am truly passionate about meeting new people and helping them tell their story. I value taking the time to get to know my clients and I cherish the relationship I have with them. When I walk into a wedding or portrait session, I am trusted to capture memories that will last a lifetime, and it is not a responsibility I take lightly! My heart is to serve my clients to the best of my abilities so that they walk away feeling amazing and knowing they’re in good hands.
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.
My work is centered around capturing the everyday in between moments. From wedding days to portrait sessions, I want my clients to look back at their images and remember the emotions they were feeling on that day. I started my business just over five years ago and I have learned exponentially in a short time period. Over the years, I have refined my style and been stretched creatively in ways I couldn’t have imagined! When I began this journey, I was terrified of getting criticism. I took it on so deeply and personally that I limited myself and didn’t allow myself to grow. I finally realized that the beauty of being in this industry is that you are constantly challenged and encouraged to better yourself and your work. Now, I love that I am in a career that provokes me to lean into the insecurity and improve myself each and every day.
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?
First, we have to start the week off at the best coffee shop in the North Houston area, Third Gen. They have the best honey oat milk lattes! I’m a firm believer that a good cup of coffee can solve *most* problems. Next, we’d have to hit up one of Houston’s gorgeous parks. Buffalo Bayou is a favorite of mine; you get beautiful sunshine and view of Houston’s gorgeous skyline! Lastly, we’d end our time together by having a drink at Anvil Bar + Refuge. The vibe inside is very calm and the drinks are amazing.
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?
First, I want to thank my dear friend and mentor Taylor for taking a chance on me when I decided to start my photography journey. She was kind and supportive from the beginning. When I told her I wanted to pursue wedding photography she immediately took me under her wing and invited me to shadow her at a wedding. Without her extending that hand, I don’t know if I’d be where I am today. Taylor, I truly can’t thank you enough for your years of friendship and the gift you have given me by taking a chance on a young girl with a big dream!
Second, I want to thank my sweet mama. For years she saw me struggle to find a career path I loved and could tell that I needed more purpose in my life. She encouraged me to start my business and channel my creative energy into something bigger than myself. I remember being so scared to fail and she told me “Rowan, what’s the worst that can happen? If you fail, you’ll go back to the drawing boards and try again” and although it sounds so simple, her words resonated with me. She pushed me to take that leap of faith and I’ll forever be grateful. Thank you, mom. I’m so lucky to have you in my corner!
Lastly, I want to thank all of my clients. This business wouldn’t be anything without them. I am honored to be trusted with your memories and it’s something I’ll never take for granted!
Headshot by Katy Cox Photography