It's time for us to shout about how much we love our local community!!!! This is one of our very favorite things to do, and this month, we want to tell you all about Meghan Spencer of Spencer Studios.
Meghan is a firecracker. Her bubbly energy lights up a room, and you've probably experienced this first-hand because she's a total networking badass. Meghan has been a huge supporter of Firebrand since we got started over the summer, and we love seeing her smiling face at all of our different events! Probably the coolest thing has been seeing the branding side of her photography business take off -- especially since that's something that has developed as we've gotten to know her through our Visioning and Support Nights here at Firebrand.
You also might remember her as the gal who hooked us up with the most badass brand headshots a Firebrand team ever did see! Don't know what we're talking about? Check out how cute we are on Instagram, or in this blog post!
Meghan Spencer, owner of Spencer Studios, is an award winning photographer based in Kansas City. Spencer Studios specializes in weddings, engagements, and boudoir. Additionally, Meghan loves business and branding photography for creative entrepreneurs in the Kansas City area.
As always, we have the same few questions that we asked, but we also add on a question written by the previous interviewee -- Tay Daliese!
And now, we'll let Meghan take it away!
1) In one sentence, how would you describe your business?
Spencer Studios is a photography studio that specializes in weddings and boudoir.
2) Where were you when you started your business? What led to that moment of deciding "I'm going to take this idea to the next level"?
Before I opened my own business I was working for a family friend who was a photographer. I had a moment during that summer job where I remember thinking, "this…this is what I need to do for the rest of my life!" and that was it! I was pretty bummed out when that photographer closed his business, but one morning I was moping about (I had really liked that job!) and I just thought to myself, why don’t I just do this on my own! So I made a (terrible) website that day, and the rest is history!
3) Of all the different paths your business could take, what's one place you can see your business in five years?
Oh man that’s so hard! In 5 years I hope to be shooting in more locations (destination wedding in Ireland anyone?), and to have or be working on either a workshop or mentorship program. All that being said, I’ve learned recently that it’s really important to be open to where life/business/passions take you, and to give yourself some grace when you decide to head down a new path…so who knows ;)
4) What is your entrepreneurial superpower?
I think my entrepreneurial superpower is my love for people. It drives pretty much every decision I make in my business. I believe that that love has really come back around in ways I never predicted or imagined.
5) What is next for you? Anything big on the horizon? Upcoming events or releases you want to pimp out?
2017 brought a new business venture for me, and I’m so very excited about it!! I have added to my business a branch in business and branding photography for creative entrepreneurs! In short, working along side the graphic elements of a brand to create imagery/video to tell the business’s story. This came out of a passion for branding from my advertising degree, and love of all of the amazing entrepreneurs I have met here in KC, and I couldn’t be more excited to see where this new path takes me!
6) BONUS QUESTION: What is the most interesting thing about your family?
I think the most interesting thing other people think about my family is that my husband and I are high school sweethearts. We met when I was 15, and at this point have been together for 11+ years.