We had the good fortune of connecting with Falyn DeForest and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Falyn, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Work life balance is one of the most important aspects in my every day life. Being a mom is my number one priority, next to my business. I want to be able to spend as much time with my family as I can! I like that I can schedule my business life around my personal life. It’s good to have a healthy balance and not over do it.
Please tell us more about your work. What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
You don’t have to have it ALL or know it all to start something you’re passionate about. I’ve always been a perfectionist. So the idea of not knowing everything there was about how to use my camera, start a business, build a clientele, etc. scared me into thinking I couldn’t do anything. But what I’ve learned is you have to start somewhere. You can be afraid to fail. And you don’t have to know it all to start something new. Seeing that growth is an amazing thing! And sharing it with the world is just as special. It’s nice to see someone start from the bottom and build something beautiful.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Personally I love going out to eat. Especially when I’m on a vacation or visiting somewhere new. If I had a friend staying from out of town I would take them to my favorite spots of all time, El Five. There are too many reasons I love this place. But to name a few, the atmosphere is so beautiful, when you get there you take an elevator up to the 5th floor and it has AMAZING views of both the city and the mountains. The dinning experience is always immaculate. And the food is to die for! They have both gluten free and vegetarian options. Another favorite spot for out door views/activity is Chataqua Park. It’s always so beautiful for site seeing or hiking the trail, of your wanting physical activity.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to say, without my husband being so supportive about my photography I probably wouldn’t be where I’m at today. It took me the longest time to believe in my craft. Without his encouragement in pursing my passion, I would have just done photography as a hobby for the rest of my life.
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