Working as a freelance photographer

Freelance Photographer: Pied Piper Photography

Lindsay has been a freelance photographer from 9 years, has 4 children and loves documenting life and being creative in her work.

Tell us your name and a bit about your family?When did you become a Mum and to whom?

I became a mum almost 10 years ago and now have four children in total which are the light of my life!

What’s your business called?

Pied Piper Photography

Can you describe it in one sentence?

Unique timeless heirloom photography that captures the simple magic of life!

When did you become a freelance photographer and what inspired you?

I’ve been in business for almost 9 years now. I love to create and more importantly document lives so it was a matter of feeling the need to do it!

How did you fund your start up?

I was gifted a camera and lens by my husband, a computer by my parents and saved little by little for the others that started to become necessary as the demand increased.

How do you manage To work as freelance photographer around your children?

With difficulty! It’s not easy but has slightly become more manageable since my older three are in school.

Can you describe a typical day, what tasks do you have to get done, how do you manage your time?

UP, dress, breakfast for the oldest, put on the tea, drag two out of bed (EVERY.DAY), change and dress baby, pack up kids out the door, school dropoff, straight to the gym with baby, workout (essential for my sanity!), head home, baby to nap….WORK (edit images, answer emails, invoice, finances, phone calls), late lunch for me and baby, prep dinner, school pickup, CRAZYTOWN (ie dinner, cleanup dinner, baths) for about three hours, then BEDTIME (PARTY!!) and then a bit more work if needs be, snuggle with my hubby and a favorite show!

What challenges have you faced in your business and how have you overcome them?

Time management and marketing. I’ve had to learn better self control with my time otherwise my family suffers while I am glued to the computer. Marketing is still a skill I am trying to acquire!

What’s the best thing about being Mumpreneur?

Being able to do what I love and still be with my babies while they are small!

What are your plans for the future?

Hoping to get to my target market and then work on personal photography projects that maybe make it into books?!? (DREAMS!)

What advice would you give for someone just starting out in business?

Be patient and learn your craft well…never stop learning.
IG: @piedpiperphoto

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