Business Name: Four J Photography
Name: Jennifer Rickard
Location: Lafayette, LA
Website: Four J Photography
Facebook: Four J Photography
|Tell us about yourself and your business.
Hi! I am a senior photographer in Lafayette, Louisiana. I have been in business for 3 years and focusing on seniors for the last 2 years. When I am not shooting I love spending my time with my family at our camp.
|What is in your gear bag?
I shot this session back in August with my Nikon D7000 and Nikkor 70-200mm lens. I now shoot with a D750. I used only a reflector for fill light with Anne’s session.
|Where do you draw inspiration from?
I love shooting the traditional senior pictures, what I live for is the last bit of the session where I get to create a custom unique editorial look for each of my girls. My hairstylist loves this part too because it allows us to get creative and think outside the box.
|What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
Time management! I started using Google calendar and sync it to my phone. It is wonderful because I can set alarms, remind myself of tasks to complete, and separate all my different calendars from each other (ie business stuff, kid stuff, family stuff). I also embed it into my website so that my clients can see my available dates on a real-time basis.
|Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
I attended my first photography conference this year and was blown away! The friendships, the leadership, the shoots. It was amazing. I stepped outside my comfort zone and went without knowing a soul. I have amazing images, lifelong friends and tons of business skills to help me rock MY senior photography business!