We had the good fortune of connecting with Kaitlyn Fox and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kaitlyn, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Finding a balance between work and life is so hard and ever-changing. As a mom of a 4 year old and 1.5 year old, it’s hard to work “normal” business hours. When my business really took off, it was so hard to say, “no,” and take family time. Over the years, I have learned not to stretch myself too thin and to establish, “working hours,” so I can enjoy family time. My husband and I started a new rule recently to help with this. No phones after 7pm! By doing so, I’ve been able to enjoy my business and family time in appropriate times!
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Deciding to launch my photography business in an extremely saturated industry was an exciting but scary decision to make. The world of art and photography has always been very near and dear to my heart. Taking the leap from a hobby to a career was scary but so worth it! They say you’ll never work a day in your life if you do what you love and I whole-heartedly agree with that statement. It’s not always easy, but if you’re on the fence about jumping into something that you love, do it! About a year and a half ago, I decided to branch off a portion of my business strictly into Boudoir Photography, and I couldn’t be happier. There is nothing more rewarding than helping women feel empowered. Every woman’s story is so different and I love learning about other women and helping them take control of themselves. Many do boudoir sessions as a wedding gift or anniversary gift, but many of these women have been through hard times and these sessions help them take control of their lives, again. It’s incredible.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of my favorite things to do is check out micro-breweries! I’m a huge fan of beer and trying new things so my go-to is usually getting appetizers and trying new beers. I also love to support smaller businesses. so that’s an added perk!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Some of the most inspiration authors when it comes to my business have been Jen Sincero (You Are A Badass) and Rachel Hollis (Girl. Wash Your Face). Both authors taught me valuable lessons about how to strive to be the best version of myself, but also how to be more than just a business woman. I would also love to shoutout my husband, Tyler Fox. He is incredibly supportive of my business. He becomes super-dad and loves and supports me through every season of my business.
KB Custom Photography, LLC