We had the good fortune of connecting with Seybra Wormgoor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Seybra, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Success is something that differs drastically depending on the person, but I think it is important to understand that success is not a destination, it is a lifestyle.
I believe the man who comes home with empty hands but a house full of love and laughter may feel success while the wealthy man may live his entire life trying to find the meaning of it. Success is not about money, power or fame, as many would describe it but it is about the daily living and pursing a life that is impactful, meaningful and fulfilling in what matters.
So understanding that, for me success is waking up everyday and living life with purpose and intentionality .
As a wife I feel successful when I can love my husband even in his shortcomings or In the moment when I sit with him and ponder all the memories we have shared together as a couple.
As a mother I feel successful when I spend the day serving my family in the mundane tasks of cooking, cleaning and play time.
As a friend I feel successful when I spend the day drinking coffee and talking about life together.
As a photographer, success is showing up and doing my best at every single photo session so that I can rightly capture the beauty I see in others that they may not see in themselves, or to capture a moment or emotion so they can hold onto it forever.
As a person in general, success is doing the absolute best you can at the task before you, whether thats taking a photograph, giving advice to a friend, helping a stranger, or learning forgiveness, and then waking up the next day and doing it again.
Ultimately, I define success as living life well.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? 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?
I think every photographer is unique and is amazing at what they do and how they do it, but I believe what sets me apart from others is the ability to make my portraits emotional. Through certain circumstances in my life, I have grown to be an emotional person which has increased my love for people and why they are who they are. Because of that my love for photography has grown significantly. I am proud of my work when I can capture an image that provokes emotion for many years to come, or an image that makes an insecure person feel beautiful again or one that makes a couple feel in love again.
I got to where I am professionally today by not giving up. I have not reached my goals yet, but when I look back at even just a year ago, I am much further than I thought i would be.
There have been moments where I didn’t know what to do next, how to improve my editing, how to book more clients or how to generally just grow my business. In those moments I wanted to quit! Instead of quitting I stopped comparing and I started learning. I spent more time learning how to improve my skills instead of giving up because I thought I wasn’t good enough.
One of the biggest lessons I have learned in my business is comparison is the thief of joy.
What I want people to know is that I put my best into every single image I take for the chance that you and others will treasure that image forever.
Its not just my job, its my passion.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Canon City is not a very big city, but there is so much to experience within just 15 minutes driving time. If I had to write up a dream Itinerary this is what it would include:
First things first, coffee! We would hop on over to Florence and hit up the best coffee shop around; The Pour House.
After breakfast and coffee we would stroll main street Florence and peruse the many antique shops.
Following that we would drive back to Canon City to take a walk across the Royal Gorge and then get some pizza at pizza madness on main street. We would end the day with dinner at White Water Bar and Grill, drinks at Mose Public house and then a drive up to Skyline drive see the city at night.
But if you’re into outdoors, you could squeeze in some mountain biking and white water rafting somewhere in there.
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 have been surrounded by so many amazing people in my life. I look around me and I have many different people who I know not only care about me, but are incredible examples of hard working & selfless people. At any given moment I know that if I ever needed anything, I could have a friend to support me and to lean on.
Having this comfort allows me to live life even more abundantly. How awesome!
So thank you to all my amazing friends, church, and family. xo
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