We had the good fortune of connecting with Bri Bond and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bri, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think risk taking is a healthy part of being an entrepreneur! I left a steady corporate job to become a full time photographer, not knowing entirely if it would pan out. I think not having that safety net of the corporate job really pushed me into gear and kept my focus on growing my business. It was one of the best, most life changing decisions!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When I started out in photography, shooting weddings was my ultimate goal. I thought that was the end-all-be-all in the photography world. Once I got into it, I realized there are so many different avenues one can take in photography that can be impactful. After shooting weddings for a couple of years, I got into boudoir. Initially it was a fun add-on for my brides to surprise their grooms with some special images, but it turned into something so much bigger. I realized I loved empowering women. Being able to show them how beautiful and powerful they are was so inspiring to me, that I knew I had to change my business model. I ended up getting my own private studio space and expanded my business to include shooting boudoir and branding photos for women who own small businesses. Knowing I can help them tell their stories with beautiful imagery has been so fulfilling. It’s no longer just about one special day, but about milestones in their life where they are happy, confident, and thriving. It has been the biggest blessing to do a job that I not only love but that positively impacts others’ lives!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Denver is such a fun city to explore! There is something for everyone, so I love having friends come to visit to show around! Some of my favorite places, in no particular order: Coffee/Tea: Kaffe Landskap or Babe’s Tea Room Brunch: Snooze or Denver Biscuit Co Lunch: Leven Deli or Sweetgreen Happy Hour: Wine and charcuterie at Bigsby’s Folly Lowkey Dinner: Bruschetta boards at Postino or trying new foods at Avanti Fancy Dinner: Tavernetta or Guard and Grace For a fun atmosphere: Happy Camper, Ophelia’s, or Dairy Block Day Exploring: Red Rocks or Lookout Mountain Shopping: Cherry Creek or Belmar Parks: City Park or Sloan Lake

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many things and people that have helped elevate me in my photography journey. From taking online classes via Amy and Jordan Demos and Katelyn James that led to amazing friendships and partnerships, to reading books by Rachel Hollis and Glennon Doyle that gave me courage. The local photography and wedding industry has also been such a pleasure to be a part of. The community I’ve been surrounded by has been so supportive and ultimately helped me grow.

Website: www.bribondphotography.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/bribondphotography

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bribondphotography

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