Jody Ryan Photography – Brisbane
Please tell us a little bit about your business
I’m a natural light photographer that has a passion almost obsession with sun-flare and playing with light. I love finding the true emotion and character in my subject – what is unique and special about them and allowing it to shine though.
Yes I think as an artist it was difficult for me to put my work out there to be judged. I still sometimes fight the nerves. However the joy and passion I feel for photography drives me to keep going.
What gave you the confidence to do it?
I think at first it was the support from my husband and friends. Then the joy and happiness it both myself and my clients.
If you work from home, how do you make it work? i.e. roster? work at night when kids are asleep?
I try to work when the kids are at school, like it’s a prat time job 3 days a week. Sometimes it flows over into the nights and early mornings. For me it’s a bit of an eb and flow. School holidays are the toughest time for me to manage things.
I do drop into a lots of blogs and forums. I have been lucky to find a mentor that I look up to but it’s not easy. You have to keep focused and work hard.
What about a facebook page that you love to visit?
I love to visit other photographers that inspire me:
If you could give someone who is about to start their own business any advice what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to follow your passion. Be brave, be unique, work hard but most of all be true to your self.
If you are in the Brisbane area and looking for a wonderful photographer, make sure you contact Jody on the details below:
Jody Ryan Photography
PO Box 2513
Ascot, QLD 4007