We had the good fortune of connecting with Aubrey Jimenez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aubrey, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
There wasn’t much thought. I came from a family of entrepreneurs and I always imagined being my own boss. I held a job after college in a call center where I used my time to plan out my business. Working in a job like that makes you move yourself forward really quuck. I always knew my direction was owning a business.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
This year is my 10 year anniversary in photography. It has been extremely tough at times. There have been tears and heartbreak, but with each fall you get back up stronger. I am most proud of my ability to change and adapt through all of life’s curve balls. Whenever I got comfortable I made sure to change it because comfortable doesn’t create good photography or satisfaction in your work. I was at my studio for many years and it was time for something to change so I moved to a place where I could build a new studio and I started shooting food. Learning a new craft so to speak has brought so much life back into my photography even in my portrait photography. Always be looking for ways to grow and shake things up!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a sucker for outdoor experiences. As long as it’s not 105 outside, lol Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge on a weekend night is so great for people watching! Then a walk around Deep Ellum for some amazing mural photos! That I Love You wall is killer! For during the day the Fort Worth Zoo is one of our family favorites and it never gets old! Bike rides in Trinity Park or around White Rock Lake. These two cities have an endless suplly of amazing opportunities for food and play. Arbor Hills, Sundance Square, Klyde Warren Park and the food trucks, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.
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?
My sister 100%. She started this business with me, but even more than that she was always my creative parter in crime from the begining. She is my biggest cheerleader now that I’m in it on my own. I would not be who I am as a creative or a person with out her.