The Wedding Biz – Episode 412 KT MERRY: Implementing Adventure, Purpose, & Soul into Photography
Andy is joined today by KT Merry of KT Photography! KT has been recognized for her industry excellence by top media outlets such as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, and she has built a thriving and very profitable business that allows her to also pursue her passion for conservation by using her art to protect the planet and its inhabitants who are most vulnerable. Over the past ten years, KT has evolved into a multidisciplinary creative with a highly profitable house of brands such as photographing luxury destination weddings and editorials around the world.
KT shares how her love of photography developed and how she assisted some major fashion photographers. She discusses her ideal client and elaborates upon some of the quotes that she has on her website and identifies the why behind what she does, discussing her passion for protecting the planet and how she has married that with her passion for photography. She touches upon how she came upon photographing weddings, how she feels about digital over film, what her philosophy on lighting and composition style is, and what it’s like having her husband Chad as her business partner and how they balance their professional lives with their personal lives.
She describes her morning routine and how that helps keep her mental health in check, also describing two books from which she reads a page each day. She and Andy also discuss the various benefits of meditating such as being less reactive and not as impulsive, and, for any photographers who might be listening, KT reveals what gear she is currently using! Andy is so grateful for KT’s time and had such a great time chatting with her! Be sure to check KT out online, and as always, if you can think of at least three good friends who might benefit from and enjoy this episode, be sure to share it with them! Andy would also be appreciative if you were to subscribe to the podcast if you aren’t already and to leave a top review wherever you listen to the podcast, especially since it really helps the show and helps people find it!
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[0:48] – Andy reveals that today’s guest is KT Merry of KT Photography.
[1:48] – Andy points to a specific quote from KT’s website.
[2:20] – KT elaborates upon her ideal client.
[4:35] – Discover how KT’s love of photography started.
[6:02] – KT chronicles how she assisted some major fashion photographers.
[8:42] – Andy references a book that he has been reading.
[9:42] – KT reveals how she came upon photographing weddings.
[12:48] – KT discusses how she feels about digital vs. film.
[14:47] – Learn about KT’s philosophy on lighting and composition style.
[17:16] – Enter the code WEDDINGBIZ at Melissa Forziat Events and Marketing for a 10% discount!
[17:52] – KT discusses what it’s like having her husband Chad as her business partner.
[20:24] – KT reveals how she balances her business life and her personal life.
[22:28] – Learn about how KT uses profit to affect change over things she cares about.
[25:33] – KT discloses whether or not she still has concerns about finances.
[26:48] – KT shares what retirement will likely look like for her someday.
[27:43] – KT reveals that she has a virtual store for fine art prints.
[28:31] – Hear KT describe her morning routine.
[31:34] – Andy and KT discuss the benefits of meditation.
[34:10] – KT talks about her evening routine.
[34:53] – Discover what gear KT is currently using.
[36:41] – Andy shares with us where we can find KT online.
Monique Lhuillier Clip 1 (by Peyton Frank)
Monique Lhuillier Clip 2 (by Peyton Frank)
Bella Belle Clip (by Peyton Frank)
Gay Hendricks – The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level
Gay Hendricks – Conscious Luck: Eight Secrets to Intentionally Change Your Fortune
Marianne Williamson – A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections
John Jantsch – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business
Viktor E. Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning
KT Merry Photography – Website
KT Merry Photography – Facebook Page
KT’s Instagram Page
KT Merry Education – Website
KT Merry Education – Facebook Page
KT Merry Education – Instagram Page
Render Loyalty – Website
Render Loyalty – Instagram Page
KT Merry Fine Art Print Shop – Website
KT Merry Print Shop – Instagram Page
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