My Business name is Janssen Photography. It is my maiden name. I am originally from Holland and it is one of the most common names in Holland ..
Everybody started out small.
Have cycles of 90 minutes of work and take a 15 minutes break doing something entirely different and away from the phone and email. It's a great way to reset your mind.
I am trying to work out in between: walking the dog, hiking, Pilates, Swimming. And meeting up for coffee with friends
You always have a choice in life (Edith Eger - The Choice)
Being told by another photographer that I had 'the unique eye' for photography
I didn't have a funny one yet :-)
Don't be afraid to ask other photographers for advise, learn from your mistakes
Up where we belong - Joe Cocker. It really describes the ups and downs of making your business a success and I believe that where I want to go is where I belong. I used to sing to this: "the lift goes up to where we belong" before until my husband pointed out that I got the lyrics wrong, same idea though :-)
My passion for the visual arts. My profound interest in people and what drives them. And on a lighter note; to be able to organise my own time.
I moved to Ireland in 97. I first ended up in Customer Service (thanks for my background in languages: translation French and Russian). I managed to get out of Customer Services a year later and moved to Finance in a Shared Financial Services Centre. I worked in Finance for a good few years as it paid the bills. The last few years were part-time, which allowed me to set up my own business in photography (my real passion in life)
To tell a story, whether it is to show the personality of a newborn baby, a lifestyle shoot in a family home or a unique story behind a business, I just love showing in images the tale of life.
Time! I take pride in having the images edited and ready in a very limited time.
The world/ the environment/ Life
Ask loads of questions, be open-minded,
Behind a camera, or getting blown away by the scenery ..
I almost got a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a weak knee ruined it ...
I shook hands with Gorbachev, when I lived in Moscow (I studied Russian)
I have been living longer in Ireland than I lived in Holland (22 years vs 20 years)
Pay someone who can manage my social media