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Exploring Life & Business with Brad Young of Brad Young Photo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brad Young. 

Hi Brad, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I started taking photos when I was 14. I played football throughout middle school and high school and I got a pretty nasty concussion when I was a freshman. So, I stopped playing. All my friends were still on the team though, so I picked up a camera to continue being a part of the team. My dad taught me the basics and I took off running. Guess it turns out I was pretty good at it. 

When I moved to Florida for college, I immediately contacted the athletics department at FGCU to see if I could contribute to their teams… I ended up being the sole staff photographer at FGCU for three of my four years. 

Now that I am graduated, I have started my own photography company doing a little bit of everything with a focus on sports and telling the story of athletics. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Ups and downs, but fortunately I have had a good core group of supportive friends and family to keep me going. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
I am a one-stop-shop for photographic needs. What sets me apart is my vertically, I can go from shooting a sporting event to a portrait shoot to a nonprofit documentary trip (based on real events) and not miss a beat. 

I love to tell stories, and whether it is big or small moments, they all deserve to be shared. 

We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Success is defined by the value my images create for my clients. 

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