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Life & Work with Nina Thompson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nina Thompson.

Hi Nina, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I started falling in love with photography over 15 years ago. I love to photograph people. I love to catch them in their truest moments. Families, children, newborns, professionals, pets, you name it. The best way to remember is through photos. The best way to share memories with those you love is through photos. It’s history. It’s important. About ten years ago, I photography my business. Owning a business is no easy task, but I wouldn’t trade it. I love it. Last year I was even named “Woman-owned business of the year!” I have met so many wonderful people and made lasting relationships. I truly love what I do…I don’t feel like I have to “work” a day in my life.

I have met couples that are engaged and photographed them through their wedding, baby number one, two and sometimes three or four! I get to grow with these families and treasure their moments.

Recently I opened my studio which was a huge accomplishment for me. It allows me to work with even more people and create more ideas.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Owning a business is not always smooth. Honestly, the hard part is the business side, that’s always a learning experience. Photography is always a learning experience as well. I am constantly learning and improving. It was hard to get to a point where I could charge my worth. You have to learn that when you own a business, it is your business, your income, it’s real. You have actual bills to pay and the only person you can rely on is yourself!

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I specialize in photographing people. I love candid moments, real moments. I want people to look back and feel like they have real quality images. I want to create art…Something to hang on your walls and something to pass down through generations. I lost my mom a few years back. I realized after that that I really wished I had more photos of her. I should have had more of her with my kids. I want others to realize how important it is, too.

Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
I believe you have to work hard to get what you want. Luck is great, but you can’t rely on it.

Contact Info:

  • Email: ninakphotography@gmail.com
  • Website: www.NinaKonline.com
  • Instagram: @ninakphoto
  • Facebook: @ninakphotography

Image Credits
Nina K Photography

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