I recently received an email from a local magazine, Voyage Houston. They asked if they could interview me about being an artistic business owner. I am so honored that I was asked to contribute. Below is the original article link & interview.
Voyage Houston Interview regarding being a Houston Brand Photographer
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about your story.
I was always the kid with disposable cameras. Picking up that flimsy paper envelope with 24 exposures was always something I looked forward to. That translated into being the teenager in high school whose favorite class was photojournalism. I was always photographing or in the dark room developing those photos. That translated to being a mom photographing her first born. It was cool to see this love for photography bloom and extend to others. After a few years of shooting a variety of subject matter, I went back to my roots. I honed in on shooting creative businesses while switching back to my first photographic medium, film. Ever since, I feel as if my photographic voice has become clear and concise.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story. Has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I feel like there’ve been times during my career where I tried to force things that shouldn’t have been happening for me. Learning who I am as a person has really helped steer my business journey. When opportunities arise that are truly meant for me as an artist, things seem to fall into place. I’m grateful that I can determine if a project is meant for my vision pretty easily by trusting my gut.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Christine Gosch – what should we know?
I’m known for shooting film with a minimal and delicate style. I’m proud of the quality experience & expertise I provide clients. One of my favorite parts of my job is helping guide clients through their journey of planning their dream shoot. My discerning eye, styling abilities to elevate images, and providing a laid back demeanor while working helps set me apart.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I feel like the art of restraint & the quality of simplicity has helped my business. As a business owner, it’s easy to get carried away with things like complex pricing structures or flashy website design. However, I’ve found those things to be distracting from my work and the experience I want my clients to have.