As part of our UNDEFINED project, Ooh St. Lou will be sharing bios of the women featured in the original shoot.
What do you do?
What prompted you to take part in the UNDEFINED project?
I was bothered by the idea that we have to be reduced down to one single thing that would define us as a female business owner – especially something as banal as a pair of shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love shoes, but no one thing defines me. It’s time as women we start standing up against being reduced to a single thing and embrace all we can be.
What stereotyping have you faced in your career, and how have you handled it?
Being a self-employed photographer, I work very long hours and rarely have time off. Deadlines to turn work around are a constant. The travel, the almost constant back and forth with clients & vendors, the planning and budgeting, and the long days, nights, and weekends of shooting, and particularly, the bulk of editing, especially after large events, are sometimes stressful. From the outside looking in, many people think my job is glamorous and fun. And sometimes it is, because I do love the work. But it is also very hard work.
Where can people find out more about you/what you do?