Amber Reavley is the spark of creative energy in Sparkside Photography, based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada! Am has always been into photography, focusing on family and friends at first. Over the years, she enjoyed their compliments of her work, yet didn’t really consider making it into a business. But her talent wasn’t to be denied. You know when it keeps nudging you and popping up in your thoughts all the time, you must take action.
Don’t mind me, just be yourself
The most worrisome step was setting up the Sparkside Photography page on Instagram. Amber feels that, for many people, the biggest obstacle – and potentially the greatest success – is just to put yourself out there. Not only with clients who were at first total strangers, but also on social media. When you’re a private person, it’s hard to market yourself! Thankfully for Am, her love for photography took over and enabled the breakthrough.
Once Amber’s Instagram page was up and running, the logical progression was to develop her unique brand, starting with her main photography logo. We all had a fantastic time with it!
“Dealing with Autumn Lane Paperie to help with my brand/logo almost felt like dealing with family! Their emails were warm, and our conversations were spontaneous… as though I had known them forever. Everyone I dealt with was super, just SUPER! The process was actually easy for me… I already knew I liked their general style, colours, fonts, etc. Their price point was super reasonable, too. I felt confident that they would create something great for me. Then, I answered some pretty basic questions and picked a few colours, and the rest just happened like magic! It’s so exciting to finally have a logo, I can get business cards printed at last and get my website up! I am PUMPED!”
For now, Amber prefers to keep her full time tech industry position. It’s a great job, and she loves it. Photography has become her creative therapy, bringing an equilibrium that makes her feel content and settled in all aspects of life. As a mom, a wife, an employee, and an entrepreneur, she likes to work hard at everything she does.
Rather than make too many future plans, Amber likes to mostly just work hard and see where the universe leads her. But she enjoys the opportunity to carry on with photography and continue the adventure.
Are you dreaming of your own career, whether in photography or something else? Amber has some tips!
- Have the courage to put yourself out there to make your dreams come true – no guts, no glory!
- Practice practice practice!
- Be kind and helpful to others – beauty on the inside shines through, people love that and are drawn to it.
Set up an on-location photo session with Sparkside Photography in the Waterloo area. Professional portraits make wonderful gifts! To get in touch, send Amber an email or contact her through her Instagram page.
Let’s see what develops
There may come a day when Sparkside Photography becomes Amber’s full time business, but not yet. So far there’s no monetary pressure when it comes to photography. Zero stress, and all joy! Free from financial worries, Amber photographs just about everything and revels in learning, each and every day.
Get started on your own adventure! For more info about our branding services, or help with a photography website, just reach out!