Business Name: Sandi Shipley Photography
Name: Sandi Shipley
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Website: Sandi Shipley Photography
Facebook: Sandi Shipley Photography
| Tell us about yourself and your business.
I am a mom of three amazing not so little kids and married to my college sweetheart! We live in Sunny Phoenix, Arizona and love to play outdoors. I am in the first year of running my business specializing in High School Seniors. I’ve really been focusing on growing and stretching myself this year and I am having a great time with my clients!
|What is in your gear bag?
Canon 6D body, Canon 70-200 2.8, canon 35mm 1.4, canon 85mm 1.8, and a 42″ reflector
|Where do you draw inspiration from?
I say this everytime…but mostly from the Seniors themselves! They have such fun personalities and are in such a great season. I feel like I learn so much from every single one of them.
|What is one obstacle you had when you first started your business? What did you do to overcome it?
I did not treat my business like a business, but as a glorified hobby. I worked when ever I could fit it in, said “yes” to way too many requests and stretched my self too thin. This past year I have put serious energy into getting organized and structured. I have set work hours, Studio policies, and organize like a Boss now!
|Please share one tip that you found to be successful to share with other photographers.
Surround your self with people that are where you want to be! Pursue groups in your local community where photographers share ideas and lift each other up. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but be equally willing to give back when you have insight or ideas to share!