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

Hi Jennifer, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
When I first started my business I threw myself all in as I worked on my business at all hours of the day. After a couple of years, I realized that I had to come up with a game plan on a business and personal life balance. Sticking to a business hour plan was the best limit I put on myself. My family life is my free time and what I live for. It make me a better business owner.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When deciding to start my business, there were certain criteria that I wanted to make sure that my clients would receive. I wanted them to have a professional, fun and fulfilling experience with Rohling Photography. So, when starting my business, I decided to take the more professional approach and became a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Colorado Professional Photographers Associations. In doing so, you hold yourself accountable to the rules and guidelines set forth by other Professionals in the industry. I also feel that being part of certified professional groups you hold yourself and your business to a higher standard of customer service and continuing education. We should never stop learning.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my friend was visiting Colorado for the first time I would have a tight itinerary to follow. We would start off by visiting downtown Denver. Starting at the capitol then moving to the 16th Street Mall with a little lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. After lunch, we would take the mall tram to Union Station and then walk over to Market Street. There are tons of great places there to have a wonderful dinner. The next places to visit would be Red Rocks, Idaho Springs, a little mountain tour of Estes Park and gazing at the wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park. We would then move on to Boulder going west up to Central City and Black Hawk, there is a great amount of history is this area including gold mining and panning. Colorado has so many amazing restaurants it is hard to choose. Tommy Knockers in Idaho Springs is always a favorite as well as Manning’s Steak House in Lakewood. We love to frequent the local small businesses.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would give a shoutout to my husband and son first. They are always raving over my work and encouraging me to be my best self and do what I love. My second shoutout would be to my clients. It makes my heart smile to see their reactions to their photos when revealed. When a client says they can’t believe how good they look and how their photos turned out, it’s the best compliment I could ever get.

Website: www.rohlingphotography.com

Instagram: @rohlingphotography

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-rohling-318a3131

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rohlingphotography

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/rohling-photography-thornton-3?osq=rohling+photography

Image Credits
All images taken by Rohling Photography and have model releases on file.

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