We had the good fortune of connecting with Karli Dumovich and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Karli, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I feel that there were many factors that ultimately led me to pursue a career as a photographer. I spent many years as a Veterinary Technician and while I absolutely love animals (and always will), I was no longer feeling fulfilled in that field. I was experiencing burnout and compassion fatigue which started to lead to a decline in my mental health. My final year in the Veterinary field ended with me becoming pregnant with my youngest daughter and during post-partum recovery, I experienced a medical emergency and was diagnosed with a Pulmonary Embolism. This was an eye opener for me with how quickly everything could come to a screeching halt. I didn’t want to waste any more time in pursuing something that wasn’t making me happy. I needed to make a change not only for myself, but for my family. It was in those following weeks that I decided to pursue my photography career. I had always had a love for photography and was doing it as a hobby for years. But my first few sessions made me realize just how much I needed this! It was a breath of fresh air to experience that joy again. I absolutely adore each and every session I photograph, and each happy client makes it all worth it. I still can’t believe I get to call this my career.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Juniper and Fox Photography was officially established in 2021. I primarily offer wedding and elopement photography services in Texoma and the DFW Metroplex. I personally believe my style in both the actual session and the post processing is what sets me apart. I prefer to not pose my clients but take a more relaxed approach so that I can capture all those beautiful in between moments. It’s the candid, raw details that really tell your story.
The thing I am most proud about, is the success I have had in the first year! It has taken so much research, different marketing tactics and a whole lot of patience (which is the absolutely hardest part for me). Even on the days that I am not photographing a session, I am constantly working on ways to improve my client’s experience.
Starting this business has not been easy and I would go as far as saying this has probably been one of the hardest endeavors I have pursued. I feel like the two biggest factors that have helped me overcome a lot of the challenges I have faced is consistency and dare I say it again…patience.
Probably the toughest lesson I have learned is that I am not always the right photographer for the client and vice versa. I would say I am a fairly emotional and sensitive person and so I tend to take everything to heart even when I shouldn’t. But because of this, it has helped streamline my booking process to ensure that my clients and I absolutely vibe with each other.
Juniper and Fox Photography is my dream come true. I am here to freeze this particular moment in time, and I want to capture every little detail. I am here to tell your story and all the emotions that come with it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh my gosh this is tough because there are so many cool places to see and do!
During the week, we would visit all the little restaurants. We’d start with visiting Lovejoy’s on Main, an adorable Cafe ( the owners are even more adorable) and Soda fountain that is right down the road from my house, it also has a fantastic storefront.
Another restaurant we’d visit would be Nick’s. Oh my gosh! It has some of the best Italian food, those garlic knots are to die for and the service is always amazing.
For drinks, we would definitely be visiting the Concrete Cowboy and enjoy the view overlooking the Star.
Of course, we would visit the Stockyards because I am a big dancer!!!
And we would spend a day on the lake!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family has been my absolutely biggest cheerleader. My husband has been my biggest support system in this endeavor. He has been my sound board for all my ideas, my handyman for when I need props built, my road trip partner for those extremely long drives , you name it, he’s there for me without hesitation and for that I cannot thank him enough! My parents and my in-laws have also played a crucial role in my success, and I am so thankful for them!
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