We had the good fortune of connecting with Petra Gutierrez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Petra, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success is connection and trust. I’m a boudoir photographer, and one of my main goals and purposes is empowerment. Most of the women that I work with don’t see themselves beautiful. Some women go through major life events like a divorce, weight loss/gain, cancer, etc.. My clients come to me to help them feel beautiful, and to be able to see who they truly are. Seeing their own images is an amazing experience. Even the session itself boosts their self confidence, and they leave my studio feeling like rock stars! I need to connect with these women emotionally, and they need to trust me to be able to open up during such an intimate experience.
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’m originally from the Czech Republic in Europe, and still have a thick Czech accent. I’m a mom of 2 living in Waco, TX. Stay at home mom for 5 years. I always knew that I wanted to make living in doing what I love. I started boudoir from my own bedroom. It was definitely a challenge having two little kids. Thankfully my husband helps me a lot. He would take them out for 3 hours while I would work. After about a year of cleaning and sending my family out, I knew that I need a studio outside of my home. I found one, and I’m absolutely loving the freedom it gives me. I’m very driven and goal oriented. There is always the next step. I never settle. I’m my own boss and I love my job, even-though it doesn’t feel like a job most of the time. I’m booked 6 months in, and I’m so grateful everyday! Once you know who you are and you find your calling, the universe starts opening all the doors full of limitless possibilities. Believe in yourself!
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.
Magnolia – Chip and Joanna Gaines The Silos Downtown Waco – the Suspension bridge, Austin Ave, Cameron Park Cameron Park Zoo
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband Jim Gutierrez Mentor Alex Loveland
Other: VIP Female only private group on Facebook: Petra Novak Society || VIP Babes https://www.facebook.com/groups/PetraNovakVIPbabes/
Petra Novak Boudoir, Waco, TX