We had the good fortune of connecting with Justin Taylor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Justin, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
As business started to grow for me, I was booking any client that inquired about a photoshoot and now thinking about my personal health. I would always tell myself, “I’ll rest later”. It wasn’t until recently that I truly understood the concept of health is your wealth. I was at a point to where I was juggling my day job, doing photography, and not making any time for myself to just rest. I wasn’t taking the time out to enjoy life like I should’ve been doing. Now I’m fortunate enough to stop booking after a certain time. I make sure that I take a few days out of the month to do absolutely nothing so that I have a change to recharge and take on daily challenges.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I love the art of photography. There’s something about being able to capture life moments that will last forever that make me smile. What makes me excited is when clients return for more photos whether it be from them getting engaged, to having a baby or even celebrating an accomplishment. I like to see people as they grow and go through life. I got into the profession of photography by simply starting out taking photos for family members, birthday celebrations and etc. It definitely hasn’t been easy at all. There have been a lot of sleepless nights, a lot of missing brunches and weekend fun. It’s been a true sacrifice, but the reward has been worth it. Prayer, staying consistent and never giving up has been what’s helped me overcome challenges. I want the world to know that I strive daily to be a man of integrity. A photographer that will deliver quality photos and know that I will do what I can to be your go to guy for al of your photography needs.
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?
The Owner’s Box to watch any sports. Canvas Hotel rooftop for a view of Dallas Skyline. The Statler Hotel if you’re into history Meso Maya for Mexican cuisine. The People’s Last Stand for drinks. My absolute favorite. Klyde Warren Park just to chill The Freeman for live music and cajun cuisine
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
D.Lacy is the man I have to thank for his willingness to share his wealth of wisdom in the photography business. A mentor that has turned into a brother to me.