Nicole Stephens is a phenomenal photographer in Atlanta, GA. She loves being behind the camera creating memories for her clients. Learn more about Nicole and why she is our featured boss of the week.

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Name: Nicole Stephens

Her After 5: Nicole Stephens Photography

Why did you start your business?

I got my degree in Arts with a concentration in Photography.  This was before digital:)  Digital came out right after I graduated and I was not sure about the whole digital thing so I went into IT Sales. I never gave up my camera. I then had the most amazing gift ever, my son.  I realized I wanted to get back into my passion.  I realized I missed creating memories for families.  It is SO much fun!

Why did you enter this industry?

I backpacked through Europe and Asia.  My favorite photos were of the people I met and their faces.  You can see people for who they really are in photos.  You can see the happiness in parents to be, parents of a newborn, children, and families.

What challenges did you face launching your business?

1. Getting my name out there.  2. What websites host to use.  3. Booking enough clients to keep afloat

Favorite quotes:

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still

3 Things in your purse you cannot live without:

My own wallet, phone, and chapstick.


Advice I would give to my younger self:

Don’t wait…go for everything you want in life.  Failing is not failing, it is learning

6 word memoir: 

Photographs create picturebooks of the past

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