We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittany Nemec and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brittany, how do you define success?
Defining success is so tricky because it truly depends on the person, the goals, and what your purpose is behind it. For myself, defining success is something I have truly struggled with. Is it me making a 5 figure income or a 6? Is it me donating my time and money to help others in need with my gift/talents? I would say yes to both of those. To dig even deeper, I find that the true meaning of success is what you make it. It’s whatever makes you happy. I absolutely adore and love what I do. I wake up and enjoy being able to capture precious moments for people to freeze and remember for a lifestyle. Telling their stories. Something they can look back on for years to come, to show their kids and their grandkids and future generations. I find happiness in being able to provide happiness to my clients. If I barley made any money but I love what I do and it truly blesses me and fills my cup, then I am 1000% succeeded in my career and in my life.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a natural light, true to color, bright & airy photographer. I photograph everything from newborn babies during lifestyle sessions, to family sessions, graduating seniors, maternity, and weddings. My personality is key to my business and to who I am success wise. I don’t only build a relationship with my couples and families, but I build a connection with them. Something I pride myself on. They aren’t “clients” to me, they are friends and they are family. I build lifelong relationships that I cherish so deeply that I get to continually photograph them as their lives expand and grow. This was not an easy task. Although I would consider myself and extrovert, I am also very much an introvert. I can spark a conversation easily, but to hold it and to build on it and form meaningful relationships is hard work for me and its a craft I have spent years perfecting. I’ve learned that not every person I come across wanting to book my services is my ideal person. There are people who I won’t mesh with and that’s totally okay! My personality may be different from others, but thats what makes me, me. Thats what makes my experience with those individuals who book me, even more memorable because I create something beautiful not just in the images but in the experience. I want people to know that there is more to me than just the images I produce. I don’t just come into a session, tell you where to pose, what to do with your hands, tell you to laugh a few times, etc. My brand was built on the client experience and building those trusting relationships to get the images I wanted and to give the client something more.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would absolutely go to Sedona. There is no spot I would rather go than the red rocks. We would go hiking (because I am a lover of exercise), visit some of the wineries up there (because what girl doesn’t love a good wine, I’m a riesling kinda girl), and visit some of the cute shops in their small downtown area. Anything and everything about Sedona is beautiful. The scenery, the people, the atmosphere. I love it all.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have invested so much time and money into my craft the last year and a half. I received outrageous support from my husband on pursuing my dream. I took many course both in shooting, editing, business, etc. from Amy & Jordan Demos. Without these courses, I dont think I would be where I am today. I would still be questioning ever move I made, every setting I attempted to set on my camera, and everything I did business wise. Most importantly, I think giving myself a shoutout is one of the best things I can do. Not to toot my own horn or come off conceded, but without my effort, motivation, time and money, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I woke up every morning and told myself that I had a dream and that I was going to work hard to get it. Although I am not fully where I want to be, I wake up every morning and continue to work towards the end goal I set for myself.
Brittany Nemec Photography