It's Time You Take Care of You
I know that as women it is easy to get caught up in taking care of everyone else, but that means we neglect ourselves. So, I sat and thought about what I needed to do to help me take care of myself.
This past week, I decided to play a little dress up. I put on this brown dress with feathers and started taking photos. Of course, I felt like a princess. The dress is part of my client’s closet, which means it’s accessible to all clients for your next portrait session. As you can see, it fits like a glove and you’ll feel like a very important person.
Journey to Capturing Family Pictures
It's hard to believe that it's almost time to bid farewell to Los Angeles. Moving to the city back in May 2019, I was filled with excitement and a sense of endless possibilities as I relocated my family photography business to a vibrant new area. The allure of attending daily talk shows like The Talk and The Kelly Clark Show and experiencing the bustling energy of the city had me beaming with anticipation and excitement. Little did I know that within a few months, our lives would be completely transformed by the omnipresence of Covid-19. The worldwide lock-down took away the carefree aspects of life we had once enjoyed.
Now, as I prepare to embark on a new chapter of my photography journey, I find myself brimming with anticipation for what the future holds, even if the location is yet to be determined.
Are you ready to join me on an incredible journey? As a Los Angeles Family Photographer, I recently took some time off to indulge in a much-needed vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico. After months of being confined due to Covid-19, it was the perfect opportunity for my family and I to escape, unwind, and create lifelong memories. From savoring mouthwatering breakfast buffets to exploring the city and taking boat tours, our days were filled with adventure and excitement. We even ventured to a Mexican Walmart for a unique shopping experience!
This blog chronicles our incredible vacation and highlights the importance of rest and rejuvenation for entrepreneurs like me. It is a celebration of the joys of family vacations and the memories we create together. So, are you ready to dive into this inspiring travel tale? Pack your bags and join me on this unforgettable journey where family bonds are strengthened, and extraordinary moments are captured forever. Let's embark on our own family vacation and create lasting memories!
Dealing with the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship
As a portrait photographer, you may be aware of the challenges and pressures of entrepreneurship. It's a roller coaster ride of ups and downs as you navigate the emotional challenges of running a business-from envisioning your future to paying your dues. From managing finances and building a client base to perfecting your craft and staying up to date with the latest technology, running a successful photography business requires hard work and dedication.
However, the constant demands of entrepreneurship can also lead to stress, burnout, and depression. One of the most common issues faced by entrepreneurs is anxiety and depression, which can be caused by a variety of factors related to entrepreneurial experience.
In this article, we will explore practical strategies to help portrait photographers and other entrepreneurs overcome entrepreneurial depression and thrive in their businesses. We will discuss the unique pressures that portrait photographers face and provide actionable steps that can be taken to prioritize self-care, build a strong support network, and maintain a healthy work-life balance. With the right mindset and tools, you can overcome depression and create a thriving photography business that brings joy and fulfillment to both you and your clients. In this article, I share the lessons that helped me through some tough times and some practical steps for dealing with the unique pressures faced by portrait photographers today.
Torrance Chamber of Commerce honors Tamieka Smith Photography as the winner of the Small Business Entrepeneur award
I am over the moon to announce that on March 2nd, 2023, I will receive the award for Small Business Entrepreneur from the Torrance Chamber as a family photographer serving Los Angeles County and the South Bay. It is a great honor to be recognized for my hard work and dedication as a small business owner. Let's explore how this award came about and why it is meaningful to me.
Small business owners often face challenges and obstacles in their journey to success and growth. Still, the reward for their arduous work and determination is the recognition and validation that their efforts are paying off. This recognition is precisely what happened to me when the Torrance Chamber of Commerce announced me as the Small Business Entrepreneur Award winner.
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