Meet Samantha, from Northern Clove Photography. Samantha is located in Michigan’s central upper peninsula.
Tell us a bit about how you got started with your business / blog / venture that we branded.
I’ve always had artistic interests, but didn’t find my niche until my husband surprised me with a Canon Rebel for Christmas the year that our son was born. He said he hoped I would do something with it, and I don’t think either of us anticipated that it would lead to a business with a storefront studio in a few short years! Photography serves as my creative outlet, and also lets me snuggle newborn babies now that we are done having our own.
What products or services do you offer?
I am a photographer serving Michigan’s central upper peninsula, and specialize in newborn, child, and family portraiture. I am also very passionate about helping my clients print their art so that they can enjoy it daily, and for years to come.
What’s the best advice you have for someone that is interested in doing something similar to you?
Find out what it is you love doing, and then learn how to do it well!
Tell our readers a bit about the branding process!
Autumn Lane made this process absolutely wonderful and stress free. My head was all jumbled up with random ideas that I had difficulty putting into words, and somehow they came up with exactly what I was envisioning. They helped me organize and narrow down my thought processes into something manageable and less overwhelming. I’d been working for 3 years with a logo I just made myself quick in Photoshop, and no cohesive design. I am so excited to have something professional and put-together to represent myself and my business now.
What does the future hold for you?
I try to not plan too far ahead and just take things as they come! I recently signed a lease on a studio space in downtown Escanaba, which is very exciting, as I’ve been working out of a 200 sq foot bedroom this whole time (and slowly expanding into the rest of my basement – my husband calls me a goldfish – the more room I’m given, the more room I’ll take up!) I also work full time midnights as an RN. My hope is to make photography a more full-time part of my life, and, while I love nursing and would never leave it completely, at least step back from it a bit, so that I can make my schedule as flexible as possible while my children are still young. Other than that, just enjoying my time with family, friends, lots of babies, and snow, lots of snow (because it’s Michigan’s U.P and that is always a given!)