We had the good fortune of connecting with Sara-Beth Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sara-Beth, what are you inspired by?
What am I inspired by?

I am inspired by my kid who is so full of life and color. She is incredibly smart and creative. I am inspired by my boyfriend who has his band, Key Flight Captains. He inspired me because he does what he loves and doesn’t let things get in his way.

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.
What sets me apart from others? Well in the photography realm- I charge people differently and give more photos back then most photographers. I do this because I love my work so much and I make all the photos look different.

Social media wise- well I’m self taught and still learning a lot but I think I am different than most because I’m relatable to more types of people than one. I can relate to business owners, people in their 20’s, single moms, parents, photographers, students, workers, and more.

What am I proud of?

Well I’ve been published a bunch in online magazines from 2019-present.
I am proud of where I’m going and how much I am willing to learn.

How did I get to where I am today, and was it easy?

No it wasn’t easy. I got where I am today but putting in 110% and then some. For starters, it’s not easy being a single mom right when you’re trying to get your career started. It’s not easy being self taught either! I overcame all the challenges by just pushing forward and trying different things and staying positive! I also kept telling myself everyone has their own way of doing things and that I just needed to find my mojo.

Lessons I learned along the way?

I learned not to be a copy and paste of another photographer. I find so many photographers to have the same exact locations and editing style and there are so many of us, and it’s boring.

As a social media marketer- I’ve learned so much I don’t even know where to begin. It’s all about trial and error and seeing what does best and why. So many trends start up and unfortunately 2022 is such a big cancel culture.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Honestly for me, I like to try new things and go to new places! So I wouldn’t take them to the same place I go- I’d make it more fun by going to a new spot and meet new people, try new food and new drinks!

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 would have to thank my mom for always supporting me. My boyfriend, Ryan for always hyping me up and just being that positive light. Halie, my daughter, for being my purpose I do anything. I want to be a good role model for her so I do my best. So it’s no thanks to her, that I keep myself in check.

Instagram: @photographydash_

Other: @keyflightcaptains I was also the face of Lonestar Cyfair at one point and ran all of their social media.

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