Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany King.
Tiffany, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I got into photography whilst I was pursuing my Bachelors of Business Administration at Baylor University. I was in an entrepreneurship program which encouraged us to start our own businesses. I wanted to create a fashion search engine but was told it would take a lot of capital and manpower to make it happen. Instead, I was encouraged to start a fashion blog. I started a blog in which I would use my friends and photogenic people I could find as models and muses to talk about the latest fashion trends. I would do hair, makeup and style their wardrobe. My very first shoot had 3 female models and 1 male model which I used to promote and launch my blog. From there, it grew and people wanted to be apart of it. From there people started asking me to take their grad photos as well as photos of events on campus in which I was compensated for. Which then made me come to the realization that this was something I could make money from. I was working on the campus as well as doing photography.
When I graduated Baylor, I got a job in retail in which I was going to work my way up to being a manager. I was there for almost a year and never got promoted. I was still doing photography on the side and was making more money from it. Then one day, one of my co-workers made me upset. Another co-worker pulled me aside and told me, “Don’t get upset. This is their life, this what they’re going to be doing for the rest of their life. This isn’t your life or where you’re going to end up. You’re better than this.” After that talk, I put in my 2 weeks notice.
I then got offered a job to work downtown at NRG. But didn’t feel at peace accepting the job. I knew it would result in less time for my photography and I wanted that to be my priority. Everyone around me kept telling me to take the job or any job. That photography wasn’t a real job. But I felt in my gut that photography was the path for me. I had been listening to different success stories of different successful people and realized all their stories had the same variable that launched them to success. They took a jump. And, I felt like rejecting this job offer and pursuing photography full time was my jump. So I took it. I’d like to say the rest is history but my book is still being written.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It was definitely NOT a smooth road and still isn’t. I struggled with believing in myself when things got tough. I wanted to quit so many times. I wanted to just go get a 9-5 job like all my friends so I would have stability. I compared myself to where my peers were in their lives and felt sad when mine didn’t measure up. I didn’t always make the best decisions. I went through some client experiences that made me cry. I didn’t know how to manage money effectively. I broke my cameras. I broke my lenses. All that to say that those experiences helped me grow as a person and a photographer and have molded me into who I am today. The thing about business is that you learn as you go. You learn through your experiences. You learn what works and what doesn’t. You learn what to do and what not to do. Each time you fall or mess up, you come back stronger and harder. Once you’ve come to the realization that you’re never failing, you’re just learning. You learn to trust the process.
Please tell us about Tiffany Couture Photography.
Tiffany Couture Photography is a fashion, portrait and wedding photography based in Houston, TX. We mainly specialize in portraits and fashion photography. As of now, we are known for fashion photography. In which, we worked really hard to establish! And what we’re most proud of. We enjoy adding a fashion and editorial flair to any photo we take whether its portraits or weddings. We strive to make everything we capture editorial worthy.
What sets us apart is our connections with our clients and our creativity and vision.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I never like to look back and think what I would have done differently because I don’t ever want to regret anything that has gotten me to where I am. Everything happens for a reason. Our story is ours for a reason.
- Address: 12808 West Airport Blvd
Sugarland, TX 77478
- Website: www.tiffanycouturephotography.com
- Phone: 832-851-8540
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @tiffanycouture_
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