Meet Brittney Ann Photo + Films
Hey Brittney! Besides being an amazing mom, mini rancher and avid adventure seeker, If we were meeting for the first time, how would you describe what it is you do?
Videographer and Photographer for brands, small businesses and families.
How long have you been doing it? 6 years
What inspired you to pick up a camera?
My oldest! When she was born I started capturing short videos of her. I would share on facebook and people started asking if I could make videos for them! Soon I had a business.
If you could go back in time, what would be something you’d change from when you were starting out? Or what advice would you give your younger self?
Man, when I went to college I had an opportunity to use the most amazing equipment! All at my fingertips. But when I am in school I just focus on getting the work done so I could go hangout with friends. I had so many amazing tools right in front of me. I wish I asked more questions. I wish I had taken a business class!
What were the hardest aspects of starting your own business & how did you overcome them?
Figuring out how to set up an LLC and being official. I hoped online and googled how to do it all!
What advice would you tell someone who has big dreams but financially cant afford to create their own business?
You don't need the best of the best!! In my college photography class I didnt have a DSLR... I had a point and shoot camera. I got an A in that class AND my teacher asked to buy some of the pictures I created in his class! He always told me I had a really creative eye and it would take me far.
Where do you find support for your dream and how do you keep your creativity alive?
Friends and a great community! I love to document my little family outside of work. That always keeps my creative juices flowing.
What is your favorite part of being a female entrepreneur?
Freaking proud!! When I first started video work I didn't know of any other females ALL MALES. Every year I see more and more girls rocking the video world!
What is one office|business must have? A program or tool that was life changing when you discovered it? Well 100% adobe suite and I really love Canva.
What advice do you have for women who are still struggling to find their style/niche?
Just keep trying everything! You wont till you try right?
On your path to your current business, did you ever come across a moment where you doubted yourself? I think it’s human to sometimes lose all faith in ourselves and our ability to create. What would you tell someone who may be in this spot right now?
Find a buddy system. Someone you can tell you're in a rut too. Then they can hype you back up!
What is one workshop or conference/expo you’ve attended that inspired you so much, you would attend again?!
The Rev Workshop! SOOOOO amazing. I loved getting to meet people working with big brands such as Nike
Have you read any books or listened to a podcast you feel would be beneficial for Female Entrepreneurs that you want to share?
ANYTHING from Rachel Hollis
What is your go-to tool of your trade that you couldn’t live without?
Who is your biggest supporter?
Customers! No, but my family for sure.
What is your MOST favorite project you’ve worked on?
Maaaan that is tough. I have really enjoyed capturing a dance video of a dear friend fighting cancer. She poured her heart into every single step. Honestly gave me chills documenting it and editing it.
How the heck do you balance Business + Motherhood?
Yeah, still trying to figure that out. I feel like I am either kicking butt at business but family is suffering or my family and house is all in order but my business is suffering.
When it comes to social Media, is it better, in your opinion, to have one account that you share everything or divide personal + biz?
I have two different accounts. I still don't know what is better but I really enjoy sharing my personal life. Possibly too much! So having them separate seems more logical.
BONUS ROUND! WE’RE TAKING THIS BACK TO COSMO GIRL QUIZ STYLE!
1. IF YOU COULD EAT ONE FOOD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE IT WOULD BE: Potatoes
2. THE BEST TITLE I HAVE IS: E
e. All of the Above
3. IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON DEAD OR ALIVE IT WOULD BE:
Zac Effron <3
4. MOST LIKELY TO BINGE WATCH: A
a. Reality Tv
5. MY DRINK OF CHOICE IS: C
7. ON MY DAYS OFF, THE FIRST THING I DO IS: E
A. GO TO THE GYM / CLEAN THE HOUSE
B. SLEEP IN
C. BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS AT BRUNCH
D. CHECK ALL SOCIAL MEDIA
e. I try to do them all
7. MY GO-TO OUTFIT IS: A .. WHO OWNS JEANS THESE DAYS!
A. YOGA PANTS AND A HOODIE
B. JEANS AND A TEE
C. A DRESS & HEELS
8. SOMEDAY I WANT TO: Photograph for H&M
9. I AM DEATHLY AFRAID OF:
A. PUBLIC SPEAKING
E. Other: Swimming in dark water at night and I am claustrophobic
10. I LOVE LISTENING TO: E
B. COUNTRY MUSIC
D. GANGSTER RAP
E. Other: all of the above