A few weeks ago, I shared a post on Instagram on the heart and motivation behind LadyBoss Headshots. When I first started offering these sessions, I was really looking forward to the opportunity to connect with professional women across the business world, especially entrepreneurs. Amanda is the perfect example of why I love working with these women of entrepreneurial spirit.
Amanda and I met a few years back, at Penn State, when we were graduate students pursuing Masters of Business Administration. We had the opportunity to work side by side in one of our marketing classes on a semester long project. It was while working with Amanda that I learned about her background in marketing and her talent for developing strong marketing strategies. Let me just say, I was beyond lucky to have been teamed up with someone who really understood and loved marketing. I learned a few things from her throughout the course of the semester. To be quite honest, I continue to learn from her in more than just the business aspect.
“Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action.” – Sophia Amoruso
This quote would explain one of the key lessons I have learned from Amanda recently. You see, Amanda is driven beyond measure and that drive has taken her down to Charlotte, North Carolina to pursue her dreams. She has taken a huge leap in order to seek new opportunities in a new city.
Before Amanda departed for Charlotte, she reached out to me about updating her headshots. I was honored that she asked me to capture these portraits and beyond excited to get to spend time with her discussing future plans. Amanda and I met at Presque Isle State Park on a beautiful evening and the following images are just a few of my favorites captured throughout her session.