We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashlee Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashlee, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The main questions that were racing through my mind was: “why, how & when.” Why do I want to start a business and why does it matter? How am I going to achieve this and how do I even run a business? When am I going to announce that I am a “business” and when did I realize I wanted to become a business woman? Even though I had so many thoughts and my anxiety was at an all time high; I knew that it was time. I was becoming so busy and my family could see the passion I had for photography.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Im mostly proud of my hard work and dedication. I wanted to give up so many times and I’ve always doubted myself. Ive only been doing photography for a year and half and God has brought me so far!! I stepped out on faith and trust me it was not easy. I learned everything from YouTube and going outside to test the waters. Starting this journey has taught me faith, patience and perseverance.
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.
Well lets just say that my city is not that fun (Valdosta). BUT! I would take my friend to some of my favorite stores ( Tj Maxx, ross, Target etc). Then we would go out to eat to one of my favorite resturants “Big Nicks”. He has the best Mac & cheese and RIBS!!!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would to shout out Devonte Goodwine for recommending me and of course my amazing support system!
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Facebook: Ashlee Williams / Iconic Queens Photography LLC