We had the good fortune of connecting with Lindsey Nhingsavath and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lindsey, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When Fashionably Late Productions was created ideally, it was a thought when I first started getting introduced to fashion shows 6 years ago. My photography business Stay Positive was headed in a different direction and I decided to rebrand and start marketing myself as an fashion editorial photographer who also did commercial/brand shoots so Fashionably Late became a thing to become more “professional” with a niche. And since the pandemic started, I’ve been networking more through social media to market myself and my brand to become a statement besides just photography. I am now broadening my horizons as a brand to podcasts, YouTube video and more with just who I am and who I have become. Then I branched off and now run a Creative’s community page on Instagram called Denver Creates, where I host meet ups and creative Events for others to network and build up their brand.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I absolutely love being recognized. Not just by my personality and how I make people feel by my energy, but by the things I create. I was told multiple times that people can tell my work apart from others when they scroll through Instagram or Facebook. I don’t have a huge following or anything, but it’s cool when I am out in public and people know me for specific reasons like “Hey you’re the photographer” or “hey I know you! You’re the one we see all of the time on Instagram stories”.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Living in Denver definitely has its perks! We can start off a small coffee shop before heading to the mountains for a quick hike in Boulder, then hit the city on Bird scooters through RiNo for some great food and drink options. I am a sucker for sunsets and skylines so anywhere with a rooftop bar like Avanti is our next stop from here as we wind down for dinner near Blake St or 16th Street Mall. I personally love Jovanina’s Italian restaurant for a one of a kind experience. The night life here can go either way, honestly! Blake Street for a casual outing or Temple night club for a fun night out. You can never really go wrong with a day of adventures.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would say my biggest inspiration and support system (as cheesy as it sounds) is Denver and Kansas City’s creative community. This is where I learned my trades and gained my confidence all together. I grew up thinking being creative was a waste of time with my culture and that I needed to do things that will financially stabilize my future as a doctor or engineer. It wasn’t until recently as I became apart of this community as a photographer that I found what I really thrived in, and that was making connections and creating.
Other: Instagram: @denvercreates & @downlow.fitness
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