We had the good fortune of connecting with Shyann Brinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shyann, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
This is one of the most important things of me when it comes to any job. I think even job I’ve ever left has bee because I felt as if it either wasn’t healthy for my life or taking up to much of my life. Ever since I’ve became a mother, the balance has definitely shift to life outweighing work. I seen a quote the other day on instagram that said ” If you can’t enjoy the fruits of your labor because you’re always laboring, what the point?”. Im always trying to think of ways to make more money, not work more. Especially as a creator I believe over working can kill your creativity. If you don’t allow yourself to rest, your craft won’t be its best.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a photographer who focuses on details. I take proud in my work and my editing skills. May photographer dont take the time to assist small details during the actual shoot and always try to catch the little things. I like to say I leave a remarkable impression to where my clients not only contumely some back but recommend others.
The professional side of things I feel like came easy for me, I’m a natural when meeting others and I’m a very direct and upfront person. Same goes for things in my business which I believe avoids a lot of the challenges some other business owners may face.
Ive learned a number of things but the main one is to do you. Always do what you feel is bet, what you want to do, what’s in your best interest and what makes you happen. Disregard anything anyone has to say and go for what it is you want!
I want people to know that its more then a camera and money, its the connections. Ive met so many amazing, beautiful people and I know that would’ve never been possibly without photography.
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?
I literally wouldn’t be where I am today without the support if my home town, I can’t possibly thank everyone. As far as my startup goes, my grandfather has practically set up everything for me. Without him I would’ve never had a studio. My father is the person who invested in me so to say and introduced me to photography. He gave me my first camera and starting lighting equipment.