Small Business Friday – Heather Richard Photography

Happy Friday! Today we are chatting with the talented Heather, of Heather Richard Photography! Enjoy reading about her life and business!
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself! (name, husband, kiddos, business name etc.)
Heather Richard (Heather Richard Photography)  I have been married for 9 years on November 1st.  I have 3 kids, Spencer – 6 years old, Isabelle – 4 years old, and Thaddeus – 16 months old.
2. Tell us something most people don’t know about you! Crazy, funny, embarrassing, etc.
Something crazy about me, I can’t touch staples.  I can’t stand the way they feel on my fingers.  When I worked in an office, I used to have to have one of my co-workers put the staples in my stapler for me.  I LOVE chocolate milk, almost more than my kids do.  I have a horrible sweet tooth and I am addicted to mochas.
3. What are your favorite movies or books?
I love true life crime stories, World War II history books, Nicholas Sparks books, Dan Brown books, pretty much anything interesting, I will read it.  My all time favorite movie is Gone With the Wind.  I have watched the movie more times than I can count and have read the book 4 times.
4. What are your favorite foods or drinks?
Favorite foods would be anything Italian or Mexican.  I could eat tacos or spaghetti pretty much every night of the week.  Favorites drink – sweet tea.  I could drink a gallon a day.
5. What does your typical day look like?
CRAZY!  I am up by 6:30 am.  I get the 2 older kids up by 7:00 am.  While they are getting dressed, I get my coffee on and make lunches.  Once they are dressed, have them eat breakfast while I tackle the baby and get him up and ready.  Everyone is in the car and off to school by 7:30 am.  I drop off Spencer at kindergarten, then head to the Mother’s morning out to drop off Isabelle and Thaddeus.  Once everyone is dropped off, it is errand time for me.  I get groceries, clean, do laundry, etc until time to go and pick up the 2 littles at school at 11:45.  Once they are picked up, we head home and do lunches and play for a bit.  Back in the car at 2:30 to head to the bus stop to pick up Spencer.  Once I have everyone home, I put Thaddeus in the bed for his nap, do homework with Spencer, get snacks and then send Spencer and Isabelle off to play outside or downstairs.  While they are playing, I work on editing photos. Michael usually comes home around 3:30.  Then, I will try and work until around 5 and then time for supper.  Get supper made, feed everyone, clean up, baths, little playing, story time, and then all kids in bed by 8:00pm.  Once they are in bed, I will usually work some more editing until around 10, when I start getting ready for bed myself.
6. Tell us your business name, and give us all and any link so your website/blog/social media.
Heather Richard Photography – http://blog.heatherrichardphotography.com/
7. Give us a brief description of the business,and how long have you been in business.
I am a portrait/lifestyle photographer.  I love to capture families being what they are……………..loving families.  I like to be able to show the connections that families have and create photos that you are proud to show off to your families and friends.  I have been in business for a little over a year.
7. What do you love most about having a small business?
What I love most about my business is that I have total control.  If I want to work I do.  If I need a day off, I can do that.  I love working with people though and kids especially.  I love to make friends with a child and really capture their true personality.
8. What is the hardest part about having a small business?
I haven’t really found anything hard about it.  It is a LOT of work and time consuming though.  You have to be willing to commit that time to make it work.
9. What is your biggest inspirations? (other photographers, the outdoors, family etc!)
I get a lot of inspiration from other photographers and from Clickin Mom’s.  I follow blogs of other photographers and read as much as I can.  My children also inspire me a lot.  They force me to think outside the box and really work to get those great photos that I want to have to remember them by.
10. Where do you see your business in 5 years?
In 5 years, I hope to be able to say that I am busy/happy and doing what I love to do.  I would like to be able to open a home studio at some point to offer studio portraits to those that are interested.
 
Thank you so much, Heather! Please give her some love on her blog! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂
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