Lilly and Vic, destination wedding photographers and photography mentors, in Anguilla

Permission to Invest In Yourself with Lilly & Vic

Welcome to the first episode of season three! I’m joined by none other than Vic in this episode, so be prepared for a no-filter session where I share my personal journey into photography, we dive into balancing marriage and our business, and so much more.

Let’s Rewind to the Beginning

It all began when I decided to leave behind a full-time job, feeling lost and uncertain about the future. It was Vic, my partner in crime, who suggested that I turn my passion for capturing beautiful moments into a full-time photography career. What initially started as a means to make ends meet soon blossomed into a deep-seated passion.

Listen to this episode to find out how shifting my perspective on photography from a mere hobby to a viable career path not only honed my skills as a photographer but also contributed to my personal growth.

Finding Our Balance

Despite the inherently artistic nature of photography, I’ve come to realize that Vic plays an instrumental role in our business. Leveraging his business prowess, Vic handles the operational side while I focus on nurturing my creative vision.

I realize that this unique partnership may not be realistic for everyone, so I’m offering insights into how solo photographers can effectively manage both aspects in this episode of the Say Cheese Podcast… including resource allocation, task delegation, and the value of ongoing business education.

As a married couple and business partners, Vic and I have navigated our fair share of challenges. Finding a harmonious balance between our personal and professional lives requires time and a lot of communication.

I’m happy to share my personal anecdotes and practical tips with you in this episode. Listen to find out how we managed to achieve this delicate balance while nurturing our relationship and our business simultaneously.

Marrying Cultures

One aspect of our journey that stands out is navigating cultural differences within the wedding industry. With my Italian background and Vic being American, we’ve encountered stark contrasts in wedding traditions and customs. You’ll discover our experiences, struggles, and valuable lessons learned along the way in this episode.

Investing in Yourself

From mastering new skills to participating in workshops and courses, these types of investments have been pivotal in shaping our success as a business.

As a business owner, investing in yourself is paramount for the success and growth of your business. Attending workshops, hiring a coach, reading books, and pursuing other forms of self-improvement are crucial steps in this journey and we have taken it very seriously.

These investments can not only help you build and improve on your your skills and knowledge but also provide invaluable information for you along with perspectives that can help you navigate challenges and know when to seize opportunities. By continually learning and evolving, you position yourself to lead with confidence, innovate in your industry, and build a resilient and thriving business.

To learn more about our next workshop and an opportunity for you to invest in yourself, visit our website. By The Lake in Lake Como is an event that you don’t want to miss!