One of our favorite episodes, Tomayia Colvin keeps it real and talks about having confidence over comparison in your photography business. She is so down to earth and that is what we absolutely loved about our conversation.
Tomayia Colvin is a high school senior portrait photographer, best selling children’s book author, and photography education in Houston, Texas. She’s the founder of Tomayia Colvin Education, an online education platform for photographers. She is also the Leader of the Northeast Houston Tuesday Together Group and drives to make community a place of where everyone is welcome. She is on a mission to celebrate diversity and work with conferences and workshop organizers to bridge the color division and include voices that are missing in the photography industry.
She’s the mom of two dynamic little people and is often busy shuffling kids from basketball practice to Cub Scouts. She lives for the car rider line, Dr. Pepper, and making blue jeans, Converse and t-shirts the new business casual. She’s currently a doctoral student at Houston Baptist University studying educational leadership.
This episode is definitely one to watch to remind yourself to focus on you and your strengths! And when all else fails, stop, take a breath, and eat some cake! 🙂
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The Biggest Takeaways From This Episode
- [2:27]: Tomayia talks about her love for teaching and how she incorporates that into her photography business
- [3:36]: Tomayia talks about the danger of the comparison game in her photography business and how to avoid it
- [7:03]: Don’t leave your business in the hands of someone else: Tomayia’s view of how she does her senior photography program
- [9:42]: Tomayia talks about making everyone a raving fan of your business
- [10:54]: Tomayia talks about seniors and the life phase they are in and how she can connect with them
- [13:15]: Tomayia talks about getting information and how to get good, helpful, and relevant business information
- [15:25]: Learning from people that are not just photographers: go outside of the industry to get your information
- [19:51]: Tomayia shares her process of setting her goals and how she get things done in her day, as a busy photographer and mom
- [26:35]: Tomayia is working on her dissertation and excited for this venture and sharing her experience and knowledge with other photographers