Today we’d like to introduce you to Namu Williams.
Hi Namu, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I’m a Bay Area-born, West Virginia-raised photographer who has lived in California nearly my entire adult life, photographing people from Los Angeles to SF counties for more than a decade. I’ve created images for thousands of clients and I still get excited before shoots!
As a photographer, my most important goal is to build a community of clients who really know me, really like me and really trust me.
To create that community, I work extra hard to be authentic in everything I do, to put service over financial success and to make integrity a pillar of my business practices. Of course, I work hard to take fantastic photos, too!
My years of experience have taught me to catch moments that many people might miss. I’m also particularly good at making people feel welcome, relaxed and comfortable, which results in fantastic, natural photos. The compliment I hear more than any other is when a client tells me some variation of “I can’t believe how many people came up to me to tell me they liked my photographer!” Makes me happy.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It’s been up and down throughout my career. Some years are great, some are challenging all year round. I keep growing and improving though, so each year gets easier! I’m at a place now where my systems all work well, I’ve got a great referral network and a fantastic portfolio. All that’s left is to continue to improve my actual photography skills – that’s a lifelong process.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
There are photographers who are technical wizards, photographers whose style is beyond compare (shout out to the SBC DJs!) and photographers who are fantastic with people. And then there are the majestic creatures who bridge all three of those realms…I think I’m great technically and have a decent style, but I absolutely shine with my clients. My clients are my people. I cheerlead for them and they cheerlead for me!
The next step is to turn my solo business into a regional and then national brand, so I can sit on my haunches and send all the youngins out to work the gigs, lol.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://namu.love
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/namuwilliams/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/namuwilliamsphotographer