We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicolle Ho and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nicolle, how do you think about risk?
Two main concepts shape how I think about risk – firstly that “time in the market is better than timing the market”. To me, this means that while there may be an opportune time to start your business, learn some new skill, or travel, it is better to just get started and see what happens.

Secondly, the idea that “life is as long as it is short”. This reminds me that while time is precious, there is enough time to recover from any mistakes made.

Some of the most rewarding risks that I’ve taken include moving to a new country to take a job, starting freelance photography, and initiating spending time with (new) friends. That last one is a relatively small risk – but sometimes we are timid to do it.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a Dallas-based photographer shooting fashion, editorial, and lifestyle images. I am passionate about capturing images that make you feel something. My favorite images are usually creative portraits featuring funky outfits, bold poses, and unique expressions.

Since the photography industry has a strong online community, one challenge for me is to maintain a positive relationship with social media. Social media should be a tool to share your work, inspire others, and be inspired by others.

The most fulfilling thing about photography is that you are invited to share someone’s brightest moments with them. Weddings, graduations, birthdays, or creative portraits – these are all invitations to offer a beautiful perspective of their memories. I am so grateful to be a part of that.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Some of my favorite spots / activities are swing dancing at Sons of Herman, music at the Dallas Symphony, drinks at the Wild Detectives in Bishop Arts, more dancing at Vidorra, hiking at Arbor Hills nature preserve, and chocolate cake at Urban Crust (on the rooftop).

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My boyfriend Chris. He is always there to help out with photoshoot setup, holding lights, or the wind machine. He also reminds me to let go of any stress, and just to enjoy creating.

Website: https://nicollecreative.wordpress.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicollecreative/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolle-h-a08802105/

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