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Daily Inspiration: Meet Ted Wimbush

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ted Wimbush. 

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I started photography in college. I didn’t go to school to study photography but had always bren interested in taking cool pictures with my iPhone. With some inspiration from a few friends, I started looking into buying a DSLR camera. I finally did the winter of 2013. I started out shooting events, which slowly turned into portraiture outside of venues. Over the course of 8 years, I used every outlet and network I had available to start and market my brand. With the support of locals and visitors of Charlotte, North Carolina I was able to get my brand to a point where I started shooting Grammy-nominated artist, Anthony Hamilton. After that my brand was taken in a different light and I was able to be considered the top photographer in my area for things that needed the utmost quality in the industry. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It’s not always been a smooth road; photography has its ups and downs but as a creative that’s what drives us to dig deeper into our craft. Struggles along the involved leaving my 9-5 job to pursue my photography career. I found myself behind on bills, in debt, and not being able to enjoy life the same way people my age did. But I took that time to become a full-time entrepreneur at the age of 19 and become debt-free. I wouldn’t change a thing. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a boudoir and glamour photographer. I specialize in creating a thin line between being sexy and classy at the same time. I believe I’ve developed my own personal eye for my genre of work and that’s what I’m most proud of. I’m also proud of myself for getting out of my comfort zone and choosing this career. I genuinely never had anything artistic I loved doing until I found photography. Being able to turn it into a full-time business has been more than a blessing to me. 

Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
As a photographer that has to go out and network to meet more people. I’m actually an introvert. I find joy in sitting at home and researching photography and sipping on a nice glass of whiskey. I by no means live the lifestyle associated with the industry I work in. I just love what I do and try to do my best at it. 

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