We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexus Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alexus, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
People appreciate authenticity. Stay true to yourself and your processes. Your clients will book with you and continuing booking with you because of the relationship you develop with them. It’s great to produce quality work, but you can find that anywhere. Provide an experience they will remember and appreciate.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I work so hard to provide quality work for my clients. So far, I am most proud of 3 specific projects I had the honor of completing last year. The first was a website design for Luxe Soulfood & Cocktails in Greensboro, NC which included photo and video services. Second was a re-designed site for George Faison, the director and choreographer of The Wiz. Last, was the coronation photos for the 87th Miss North Carolina A&T State University. All of my projects take time to complete, but I always have an amazing time. It took a lot of free and discounted services to get to where I am today. I have done free work, collaborative projects, and have pulled all-nighters to rebrand and restructure my business. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s important to put in the work you need to put in if you want a successful business. After everything, I learned how important it is to invest back into yourself. This does not just mean financially, but invest time into yourself. Invest time into better your business by getting your processes and systems together. Invest time back into your personal life by doing what makes you happy. For me, I book massages, float spas, facials, and anything I need to take care of myself. When I can take care of myself, I feel better about myself and can cater better to my clients. One thing I want the world to know about my brand and my story is that I am not perfect, nor is my brand. But one thing I will always do is put my clients first and do all that I can to provide the best experience that I am capable of providing by myself and with my team. One of my biggest challenges was accepting that nothing will ever be perfect and not every client is for you. That’s okay though. I have also learned to accept help. I am currently in the process of hiring an assistant and creating a team of junior and senior photographers to take on big and small projects. This is exciting!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Greensboro, NC is small, but a very cute place with a lot of hidden talent. I would take them to the Artist Bloc and the Poetry Cafe.

The Artist Bloc is a black owned space curated for great and creative minds. They host events such as Creative Infusion where local talent have the opportunity to showcase their best talents such as: spoken word, rap, playing and instrument, singing, etc. I love the women who founded the Artist Bloc and look up to them so much. I am very close with Ms. Darlene in particular who is a very important person in the Greensboro arts community.

The Poetry Cafe is an event hosted and founded by Josephus Thompson III. He is an amazing poet and host. The Poetry Cafe is relaxing, fun and it’s an intimate vibe that occurs at the Van Dyke Performance Space

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My fiancé, Denzel Fleming. He is my best friend, lover and business coach all in one. Without him, my business would not be as big as it is now. I love him with everything in me. He has his own very successful ventures such as launching his very own functional artwork called “Something To Hold You”. It is a muscadine table wine with a QR code on the front of the artwork that leads to a playlist, his bio, and additional resources.

Website: https://www.alexusbphoto.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/alexusbphoto?utm_medium=copy_link

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexus-brown-b642b2172

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/alexussbee

Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCDoL7d0zHoRXNdLcUnaTgGg

Image Credits
All taken by me (alexus brown) Last image retouched by Denzel Fleming

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