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

Hi Brittany, how do you think about risk?
Taking risks in the past used to seem like this unimaginable feat that could never be reached. I was afraid to embark on uncharted waters in fear of disappointment, rejection, and I was just plain ol’ scared to fail. Author Brené Brown has a quote that says: “Stay awkward, brave, and kind.”

Since becoming a mom and business owner, I’ve learned that taking risks are necessary for growth. I believe that I am able to take more risks when I allow myself to live in the “uncomfortable” in order to reach my goal.

It’s my passion to make each of my clients  feel comfortable, beautiful and empowered. Through photography, I’ve been able to not only make meaningful connections, but I’ve been given the honor of helping people to tell the stories and to bring their vision to life.

I’m finding that it’s not only about being kind to others but also to myself. Entrepreneurship has forced me to see myself like never before. I’ve had to embrace each facet of myself with bravery and allow the risks to fuel me instead of stifle me.

Taking risks has exposed me to a new levels of creativity and I’m excited to continue to follow my passion all while meeting and serving new people.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I wasn’t always sure that I wanted to be a photographer but I’ve always felt this pull and passion to create. I picked up my first camera over 10 years ago, but it wasn’t until becoming a mom, that I felt this overwhelming urge to create my own story and legacy not only for me but for my daughter as well.

With that revelation, has come some challenges. How do I balance being a wife, mom and entrepreneur? How can I be there emotionally and physically for my family but also build something true and lasting? If I’m honest, it’s a daily struggle. But I’m learning to remain a student, always be open to change and to stay flexible.

I like to think of myself as the girl next door. I am your photographer, yes. But the relationships I’ve been able to build, my clients have become like family. As a creative, my goal each session is to create a customer experience where they leave feeling confident and inspired.

I’m most proud of my ability to transform my client’s vision from just an idea to real life.

My skill of capturing women in their true essence, intimately capturing a couples love story and displaying the bond between family is truly my gift. I want to tell a story through imagery to allow the client to be felt and understood. These are memories each person is building and I’m just honored to be apart of the journey.

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?Whenever I go to a new city , I like to visit all the tourist spots. Some may think it’s cheesy but I like to see the history of the city. But I’m also a total foodie and I just love to discover new spots in ATL with loved ones.

If you’re looking for a nice laid back vibe, you have to check out Pasha Restaurant and Bar and Milk and Honey.

For a beautiful day of shopping and good eats, The Ponce City Market is always a win.

But you can’t forget the ATL staples, like The Georgia Aquarium and the High Art Museum.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to first shoutout any woman in business that was afraid to jump but took a leap of faith and betted on themselves anyway.

Most importantly, I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my rock, my partner and biggest support system, my husband. All the late nights editing, weekend photoshoots and moments of self doubt, he never ceases to encourage and champion my biggest dreams. For that and so much more, I love you baby!

Instagram: @brittanybahphotography

Facebook: Brittany Bah Photography

Image Credits
Image 1 Chavon Salone; Owner of Skinfinity Esthetics Image 2 Dr. Nicole Hawkins; Professor and Motivational Speaker Image 3 Rikki McCoy CEO of Flourishing Minds, LLC Image 4: Melanie Barchie; CEO of Barchie Fitness, Realtor and Author Image 5 : Amber Guyton; Blog Creator and Interior Designer Image 6 : Clarisa Thompson; CEO Of The People Planners, LLC. Image 7 : Soon to be wed; Elodia and Jamar Image 8 (Guerline Divra; Owner of The Divra Shoppe)

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