Business Name: Barbara Neely Designs
Name: Barbara Neely
Location: Marionville, MO
Tell us about yourself and your business.
I’m a freelance graphic designer and senior portrait photographer. I love working with strong and confident teens. Teens who don’t follow trends but rather set them are very inspiring to me. Pushing outside the norm and finding new places and ways to shoot are endlessly exciting.
I’m also a wife and mom to 3 boys and fur baby.
What is in your gear bag?
Canon 70D, 50 mm, 70-24mm and a few Yongnuo speed lights.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I love reading Vanity Fair and scouring the magazine racks at Barnes and Noble for off-the-wall magazines.
What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
I’m terribly introverted. It’s hard to make myself reach out to people. Once I do, though I never regret it. Some things get easier but I have to constantly work at it.
Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
Tenacity. It’s simple in theory but complex in application. Just never give up. If you truly believe in what you’re doing don’t give up and success will come.