Episode 602: How to Be a Photographer AND a Parent – Gavin Boulware

It’s difficult enough to build and run a photography business, but things get a LOT more complicated when family and kids get mixed in! Join the conversation with photographer Gavin Boulware today as we talk about how to best balance photography business life with being a parent!

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Show Notes:

Gavin’s Introduction (10:40)

How has becoming a father affected Gavin’s perspective on his photography business? (14:08)

What has been the most challenging aspect of balancing being a parent and running a photography business? (32:13)

What has been one of the biggest benefits of becoming a parent as it relates to being a business owner? (35:20)

Principles for how photographers can balance parenthood with running a business (46:26)
1. Clear communication with your partner
2. Utilize a shared calendar, such as Google Calendar
3. Take advantage of apps to simplify workflow
4. Build and leverage your network

How does Gavin handle client requests for evening or weekend work? (1:20:45)