Today we’d like to introduce you to Megan Fitz.
Hi Megan, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
Art of all forms was something I have always had an interest in as far back as I can remember. I told my dad at a very young age that I was “born to be an artist,” and he really encouraged me to explore my creativity as I was growing up. I have a very distinct memory of the exact moment that I realized I wanted to pursue photography. I had just gotten my first digital camera while on vacation in Rhode Island when I was maybe 11. I played around with this for a few years, before joining a really great commercial photography program that was offered at my high school. Here is where I was able to learn all sorts of photography, from film photography to food photography. I actually graduated from high school thinking I wanted to be a food photographer. My camera gathered dust for a few years until I had my second child. My husband bought me a new lens as a gift and here is where my love for family photography began. I started just photographing my own kids, then friends’ kids, and before I knew it, I had people asking if they could hire me to do their family photos. I had quit my office job and decided to just dive in!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It definitely has been a wild ride. When I first quit my job to start photography as a business, I had so many people telling me I wouldn’t be successful. However, I also had so many people supporting me that kept me going when I wanted to give up. Those people and my clients that kept returning kept me going. Those first 2-3 years in business, trying to find my photography style, and working on gaining knowledge on the business end were really tough. Not that I have it all figured out now, but I feel much more secure in this than I did 2 years ago.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I specialize in family photography and all things motherhood, like maternity and mommy & me sessions. I have a warm and vibrant editing style with a candid/lifestyle shooting style. I strive to capture connection and real moments between family members. The laughter between siblings is something I want my clients to be able to hear when you look at their images and I want them to forever remember the way their daughter looks up at her daddy in admiration.
What would you say has been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
Finding a good work/life balance. Honestly, this is something I am still working on, but with each season I get a little bit better with it. I love my job, but working 24/7 wasn’t any good for my family, myself, and even my clients. Slowing down has allowed me to give my clients more of me and a better overall experience.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.meganfitzphotography.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/meganfitzphotography
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/MeganFitzPhotography