Photographer in Austin Tx – New York Times Published
A little back story. I am a Texan through and through. Every Spring I love hunting bluebonnets and posting and sharing locations. I am not one of those photographers who doesn’t share. I believe, as a business owner, sharing of knowledge is power. Sure, I think everyone should work hard, but, sometimes helping others out is just the right thing to do.
During a Texas Spring, I feel like I over share images of bluebonnets on my Facebook and Instagram. After this, I will never feel that way again. Never apologize for my sharing. This time it paid off, in a big way!
As a business owner, it is very hard to put yourself out there in an authentic way. I’m an introvert to the max. This is something that can always be worked on and improved upon. You can never stop learning. From one business owner to another, keep at it! Let’s support each other in a positive way. If you would like, send me a message and I will always encourage you! Or, just follow along here or on any social media. I’d love to hear from you whether it is about your struggles or to share in your victories.
Now, back to the New York Times, I was simply sharing in an authentic way. Looking at bluebonnet reports is just standard this time of year. I have other photographer friends who do the same. We share with each other so we’re not all driving around all day searching. However, I do love driving around and scouting for the perfect location. My clients have come to expect this from me. This is something I am happy to say I am very proud of.
Last week I saw a comment on one of my bluebonnet reports, which I always share with images to back up. It was a simple comment, “This is lovely. I’d love to hear more about the best places for Texas wildflowers for a story I’m doing for the #NYTScience Desk. If you want to chat, please contact me: joannaklein.org” My baby sister is a PhD scientist. She herself has been published in numerous scientific journals over the years (insert proud big sister brag here). So, when I asked her if she had ever heard of NYTScience, she practically screamed at me! “They’re simply the absolute best in science journalism. Trust me, this is gigantic.” Once she said that, I put two and two together! This was the New York Times! This was in fact, gigantic.
I reached out, and let’s just say, the rest is history. New York Times history! This photographer in Austin Tx is super proud and happy! All the bluebonnet stalking and pictures taken over the years paid off in one of the biggest ways imaginable. And, one of the most flattering as well. Now, none of this is done to brag, but to encourage you to keep at it. Keep chugging along. Hard work and determination will pay off. I believe this with my whole heart and with everything I do. You won’t please everyone. You won’t be for everyone. All of that is okay. Learn to accept that it is okay. You’ll be told no. You’ll fail. In the end, it’ll all be worth it. The ultimate courage is taking the steps to stop dreaming and start doing.
Here are a few of the pictures that have been taken in the last few days. They are not all bluebonnets. Some are also just amazing Texas scenes. Keep scrolling and you’ll also get to the client bluebonnet images that are currently being booked. Contact me to reserve your spot or purchase your favorite print.
If you’re still reading up to this point, yay! Glad you are still here. Currently booking bluebonnet sessions, so contact me to day to reserve your spot. It doesn’t matter if you are a scientist, child, family, bride, big kid, or kid at heart, bluebonnet sessions are for everyone.