Discover Carrie Cantrell’s journey from a hobbyist to a professional photographer in Jackson, TN. Experience her passion, challenges, and success in capturing life’s precious moments.
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A Journey from Hobby to Profession
Carrie Cantrell, the proud owner and sole photographer at Carrie Ellen Photography, shares her inspiring journey from a self-taught photographer to a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer serving West and Middle Tennessee. Her passion for photography began as a hobby, capturing memories and stories through photographs. However, her journey took a turn when she started a handmade jewelry business on Etsy. Investing in a DSLR camera for her business, she soon realized her true calling was in photography, not jewelry.
Embracing Motherhood and Photography
The birth of her first child in 2011 marked a pause in her jewelry business, allowing her to focus on her family. With her camera always by her side, she captured the growing moments of her children. As her skills improved, family and friends began requesting her photography services. In 2015, she took a bold step by offering her services to a wider audience, leading to an overwhelming response. Despite initial fears and challenges, her dedication and hard work paid off, turning her hobby into a full-time profession.
Challenges and Triumphs
Starting a business is a challenging journey. Carrie faced challenges, from high startup costs in photography to finding her unique editing style in a saturated market. However, she overcame these obstacles with determination, a strong support system, and belief in herself. Today, she is a recognized photographer known for her warm and realistic style.
Her ability to build deep relationships with her clients sets Carrie apart. She believes in capturing photographs and the emotions and stories behind them. From weddings to family events, her clients trust her to capture their most precious moments, making her a part of their lives.
Resources and Recommendations
Carrie credits her success to continuous learning. Books like “The Road Back to You” by Ian Morgan and “The Power of Vulnerability” by Brene Brown have helped her overcome anxieties and fears. She also recommends following photographers like Katelyn James, Camera Mama, Twig and Olive, and Sara Hill for insights and inspiration.
Contact Carrie Cantrell
For those interested in her services or to view her portfolio, Carrie can be reached at:
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.carrieellenphotography.com
- Instagram: carrieellenphoto
- Facebook: carrieellenphoto