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Conversations with Tracy Croushorn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tracy Croushorn. 

Hi Tracy, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
When my husband and I moved to Florida in 2002, I went back to school and got my Photography degree. When I graduated, I found out I was pregnant and so my husband said to me “Congratulations, you just started your own business.” Because let’s face it who is going to hire a photographer that was 8 months pregnant! That is how TLC Studios was born! My business has evolved greatly as you can imagine. I started off doing kids, then went to weddings and events, then High school seniors. Then I strickly did families and lifestyle. Now I am doing mostly Branding and Headshots, High school Seniors, and Lifestyle. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road? 

The road has not been an easy one. As you can imagine all the stuff that comes with entrepreneurship, I really had no idea what I was in for. I watched family members be business owners but there is so much they don’t tell you. AND the personal and professional development that comes along with that. It’s crazy! I have learned a lot about business, taxes, licensing, insurance, etc. It’s been good, but definitely, more than I realized. 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I love women’s empowerment. I love working with women Entrepreneurs. I also love empowering my teen girls! They are particularly important because I needed that when I was younger and didn’t have that. I mean my mom was my mentor but she didn’t have the experience of entrepreneurship. One of the things that set me apart from others is the experience that people have when they work with me. Almost everyone that I work with tells me that I have a way of making them feel comfortable in front of the camera, and just how much fun they have. Not to mention the little things to personalize the experience. But I can’t give away all my secrets. You just have to come work with me and see for yourself! 

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
One of my biggest mentors as a photographer is Sue Bryce. I have learned so much through the years from her. Laura Jayde is another and Lindsey Adler. They are all amazing photographers. They each have written books and help guides. They have been super helpful. Rachel Hollis is a favorite Podcast for Women Empowerment. I like self-help books like the Compound Effect, Declutter Your Way To Success, Soar, The 5 Second Rule, You Are A Badass, Beach Money, and the Go Giver. 

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Image Credits
TLC Studio
StyledbyLiz Everett

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