We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalie Fields and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natalie, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
work life balance is extremely important. People tend to get absorbed into their careers and forget the other part of their lives. Family, personal time, etc. I believe life is made up by working hard but I also believe it is just as important to have time with friends, family and for yourself whatever activities those are. My work life balance has definitely changed as I was one that consumed myself with work but I have made it a priority to make sure that I am spending time and doing other things in my life. After all life is too short not to enjoy it!
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 am a photographer that has spent a lot of time shooting weddings, events, athletes, fashion and boudoir. I enjoy traveling and shoot more as a hobby when I am on the road. What sets me apart is I like creative work, I am not a fan of cookie cutter images especially in weddings. I love to tell a story and create a journey of a couples day through my imagery. I am working on breaking into more editorial documentary work as well, as I think there is so much to share with the world through images. It has taken a lot of marketing myself to get where I am as well as networking. It hasn’t been easy because not only are you trying to create and improve your art, you also have to run a business which isn’t always as much fun as being in the field.
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?
Some of my favorite restaurants are Gypsy Kitchen, Rumi’s, Eight Sushi, Jinya. I think visiting Ponce City Market and the belt line is always fun. It is great to see downtown and do the touristy things but I would probably also spend a little time taking them just outside the city for some fun hikes. Fox theatre for a show is always great too!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are many people who have helped me along the way but I would have to say my biggest shoutout would be to my husband and family for supporting me to follow my passion.
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