We had the good fortune of connecting with Wendy Paulin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Wendy, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important lesson I’ve learned is that everyone’s growth rate is different. I sometimes find myself comparing my work or number of Instagram likes to other photographers’, and that mentality is negative. I’m learning to stop being so hard on myself because we all grow at our own pace. I’m now more proud of how much I’ve grown and I look forward to seeing what’s in store for my business.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started Wendy Paulin Photography LLC in December 2020. Although it hasn’t been that long, I’ve learned so much about being creative and running a business. I am based in Houston, TX and photograph families and couples, but what I specialize in is senior portraits. I get excited about photographing graduating seniors because it’s a big accomplishment. I always feel honored that students choose me to capture this milestone in their life. I just finished photographing class of 2021 seniors and it was so much fun. I’ve been photographing for less than a year and this spring I got completely booked by seniors, it was a crazy and exciting experience! I can’t wait to start photographing class of 2022 seniors!
No matter how big or small a business is, it’s not easy to run it. I have so many goals and ideas, but it seems like there aren’t enough hours in a day. I am now learning to not be so hard on myself and to give myself credit for all I’ve accomplished. An idea I live by is that we all grow at our own pace.
I want others to know me and my business by being welcoming, inclusive, and progressive. I suppose my business’ key word is “Growth” and that’s what I want my clients to feel when they book a session with me. Some clients show up to their session feeling nervous about being photographed; my goal is for every person to finish their photoshoot feeling confident and comfortable with being themselves.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to thank my boyfriend Markos for his constant support. I wouldn’t have started my photography business if he hadn’t pushed me to give it a try. He believes in me even when I don’t believe in myself and always has my best interest at heart.
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