Today we’d like to introduce you to Fallon Michael.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
It was the very HOT summer of 2010, I was 14 years old.
Having just planted a big flower garden, there were countless blooms around and I felt the need to capture them on my mom’s brand new lil’ FujiFilm.
I began playing with settings and angles just out of curiosity- and when the images popped up on the back of the camera screen, I felt the muscles in my face pulling into a wide smile. I lit up inside.
I started asking everyone to ‘model’ for me. Having five beautiful sisters was convenient. 😉
Fast forward to today…
I’ve been shooting professionally for nine years and I’m blessed to have the COOLEST clients.
I’m currently shooting ALL over D/FW, as well as flying all over to serve my world-wide client base.
Has it been a smooth road?
Ah man, about as smooth as a porcupine’s bottom! Haha.
I think the biggest struggle I’ve had to overcome was comparison.
There are SO many talented creatives out there and it can be difficult to see someone who may be a few cars up on the business train and NOT compare your work to theirs.
If I could go back and talk to 14-year old me, I’d tell her to take a deep breath, and just CREATE.
I’d tell her to focus on relationships because people will take you so much further than a dollar ever could.
Your netWORK is your netWORTH.
Your clients do business with you primarily because of their relationship with you, who you are. So, quit trying to be like someone/anyone else!
Also, have fun while you’re hustling, kid. Time will fly.
We’d love to learn more about your work. What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of and what sets you apart from others?
Sheesh, are these some loaded questions! Haha.
I like to call myself a ‘serial entrepreneur’, but my main passion projects are photography, small business consulting and social media marketing.
I’m known firstly by my laugh. The Lord has given me so much joy and I’m not afraid to share it.
What am I most proud of as a brand?
My particular set of skills. (*insert Liam Neeson’s voice*)
I’ve worked with brands and individuals of ALL kinds, studied under top experts in a large variety of career fields. I’m confident that I could help anyone in business with SOMETHING.
What sets me apart… I’m tall as heck. But as a brand, haha- I’m constantly learning, growing, and building.
Always investing in my client relationships. I love that I get to be friends with everyone I work with!
I LIVE to collaborate and share experiences with my peers. I’m a big believer in community over competition.
So much of the media coverage is focused on the challenges facing women today, but what about the opportunities? Do you feel there are any opportunities that women are particularly well positioned for?
There are alwaaayyss opportunities for those who are looking but especially in the entrepreneurial industry.
I believe we are well-positioned for what we are PASSIONATE about.
When you love something, you’ll give your best. Don’t you want to be excited about waking up to go to work?!
What are you passionate about? How can you turn that into an opportunity for you and those around you?
- Website: www.FallonMichael.com
- Phone: (512) 230-2288
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/fallonmichaeltx
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/fallontx
All images taken by me, DBA: Photography by Fallon Michael