This week’s ambassador spotlight shines a light on Emily Ockwig of Everbranch Photography. Read on to find out more about Emily, see some of her beautiful work, and which bluebird chic strap is her personal favorite! (For this week, her pick will be available at a discounted rate in the shop.)
Emily is a “mostly stay at home” wife and mom to two ridiculously wonderful kids, a part-time professional photographer and a “nap-time” Etsy store owner selling typography and photography prints of things that make her smile. Emily loves taking pictures and brings her camera everywhere. She says “I am so, so thankful that people trust these memories, their tiny toes, their little smiles, in my hands.” To see Emily’s work visit her site Everbranch Photography.
How long have you been a photographer?
I’ve been taking photos for 5 years, professionally for 2 years.
What made you decide to pursue photography?
I started taking photos to capture the daily moments of my daughter’s life. I wanted to document the little things. I am so, so thankful I did! I wish I’d taken more photos those first few years of her life. A girlfriend and I decided to take the plunge and offer sessions to clients after some encouragement from friends.
How has your photography evolved over the years?
I’ve definitely improved over the years. Shooting daily, in all settings and light conditions, has changed my style immensely! I’ve also transitioned more to lifestyle work. I love to take photos of families just doing their thing, hanging out, and living their life.
What impact do you want your business to have on others?
I take my camera everywhere, and we adventure as a family often. I hope to encourage and inspire other parents to do the same! Bring your camera out in public, take photos of everything. People don’t care nearly as much as you think they might.
What advice do you have to other women who are thinking of starting their own businesses?
Find a solid support network. The hardest thing about working for yourself, for me, is the lack of “coworkers”. Being on your own is hard! Good friends will help. Set clear boundaries. So much of photography business happens through or because of social media. It makes it easy to stay connected all the time. Don’t be afraid to unplug and take a step back.
What kind of camera(s) do you own and what role do they play in your life?
I have a Nikon D5, usually paired with a Sigma Art 24 or 35 mm lens. It’s my baby and I bring it everywhere. I started a Project 365 two years ago and it’s gone everywhere with me since. I feel naked without it! It’s a HEAVY camera, but my Bluebird Chic strap definitely helps.
What’s your favorite thing about your bluebird chic strap?
I wear a lot of boring colors – black and grey. I love how this bright floral strap spices up all of my outfits while matching EVERYTHING in my closet. It’s so gorgeous! I also love how versatile it is! I like to wear my camera cross-body. The strap opens wide enough that I can distribute the weight of my camera and lens over my shoulder. It doesn’t dig in at all.
This week save 20% on Emily’s ambassador pick! Offer ends 07/9/17.
Thanks for sharing with us today Emily and for supporting the bluebird chic brand!