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On today’s show, I have Megan Weaver who is a photographer for fashion & lifestyle bloggers and women entrepreneurs in the Dallas area.
I actually found Megan through another podcast, Systems Saved Me with Jordan Gill. When I first moved to Dallas I was basically looking for anyone else that also lived here and was a fellow entrepreneur, and found Jordan (whom I had coffee with once, she’s amazing!) and then started listening to her podcast. That led me to Megan and I’ve been following her on Instagram ever since!
Megan and I chat about how she got started in photography, advice for fellow photographers, how to take better portrait pictures, her struggles being a photographer, what she thinks people misconceive about being a photographer plus who she would want to sit next to on a 10-hour flight and the cameras she recommends!
Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!
Megan Weaver | Photographer
In today’s episode, you’ll find out:
- How Megan got started in photography.
- Advice she would offer to people who want to be a photographer professionally.
- What she struggles with as a photographer.
- What she thinks people misconceive about being a photographer.
- Her dream photography session.
- Her best photography tips for amateurs.
- The cameras she uses and others she’d recommend.
Megan Weaver is a photographer for fashion and lifestyle bloggers and women entrepreneurs based in Dallas, TX. She’s been a featured photography educator at Thrive Blogger Conference, Bloguettes Branding Workshop and Flea Style Summit among others. Her work has been featured in publications such as Rue Magazine, Belong Magazine, and Style Me Pretty. When she’s not behind the camera or helping influencers become confident photographers, you can find her traveling with her talented husband, doing yoga in her living room, or eating one of her favorite pastas.
Key takeaways from this episode:
“It got to the point where I was shooting so much and I didn’t love my job so I decided to go all in on photography at that point.” – Megan Weaver
“I had been growing my client base and I was to a point where I was exhausted and felt like I couldn’t give what I needed to give to photography.” – Megan WeaverI never felt like there was going to be the perfect time to feel secure and quit my job. -@meganmmueller Click To Tweet I just knew I needed to go all in and do it now. - @meganmmueller Click To Tweet
“Ultimately, it’s my life and I have to pay the consequences of my decisions if I failed.” – Megan WeaverI think it's really helped me focus throughout the day. I'm calmer and not so stressed out. - @meganmmueller (on yoga) Click To Tweet
“When I’m shooting portraits, that’s the most exciting time. I love connecting with people.” – Megan Weaver
“Try not to compare yourself to other photographers.” – Megan Weaver
“I’m still refining and finding my style as a photographer.” – Megan WeaverI struggle with trying to balance everything and comparing myself to other people. - @meganmmueller Click To Tweet
“Being able to create new images with somebody and get to know them better. My favorite images are the ones you’re able to connect with.” – Megan Weaver
Links to resources
- CreativeLive classes
- Yoga with Adrienne
- Tonya Dalton’s Day in the Life podcast episode
- Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera
- Canon 5D Mark III
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