Today I’m starting an awesome new series I’ve been dreaming up over the last few months! We all have those businesses or entrepreneurs that we have a total crush on! While sometimes that can be a bad thing and get us into comparison mode…I wanted to highlight it as more of a good thing! We can learn from them & use that wisdom to grow!
Our first Brand Crush… Meet Val from Vallarina Creative
1. What do you do now in your business(es) + how did you get started in biz?The “how I got started” question is always such a funny one for me. I guess I technically started my business as a senior in high school–I was editor of the yearbook staff and taught myself how to use a camera and found out that I loved it, so I started taking my friends’ senior photos and their parents would pay me a little bit to give them some photos on a CD. I branched out from just my friends and started doing family portraits as well. I continued to build my business and add clients all throughout college and started shooting weddings, as well. I actually majored in graphic design in college, though, hoping it would make me more well-rounded, and after graduation I tried to do both–photography and design. More and more design jobs were coming in and over the last year I realized that my heartbeat was truly for design and bringing people’s visions to life.