Finding Creative Success

Finding creative success is a weekly podcast where Matt Peet interviews successful visually creative entrepreneurs to learn what drives their success and what can be learned from their success. The guests will be people who have found success in their field whether it is photography, graphic design, videography, or motion design. Matt Peet studied Graphic design with an emphasis on photography in college and runs a startup video production company so he wants to interview people who have similar skill-sets and are truly finding creative success.
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Feb 27, 2017
Aislinn Kate grew up as a “Picture Person with a cheap disposable camera in hand, but it never occurred to her to take a photography class. Instead she went on to graduate from Yale with a degree in Literature and started a short career teaching High school english. In 2007 her husband gave her a new DSLR, 8 months later she shot her first wedding and the rest is history!
Today Aislinn’s company is in downtown Pensacola where she has two full-time associate photographers, as well as several part-time assistants. They do around 85 weddings a year as well as smaller editorial, corporate, and personal shoots on a daily bases. Aislinn’s work has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and numerous wedding blogs. 
 When she's not working, you can find her chasing around her two kids, playing music with her husband in their home studio (also known as their “living room”), and drinking coffee.
Feb 20, 2017

Robert J Hill is a Traveling Wedding Photographer based out of Portland, Oregon and he's married to a brilliant woman whom he fell in love with while exploring the different corners of the globe together. Robert very much believes we they meant to live in community with one another and building relationships with both couples and photographers across the globe continues to inspire him in life and those relationships each have a direct impact on the work he loves to build his business around. Throughout his career, he's had the incredible honor of capturing couples' stories throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and across the mainland and islands of America.

Feb 13, 2017

Rachel is a photographer, serial entrepreneur, and business consultant based in Las Vegas with over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship. She also holds a graduate certificate in New Venture Management and is working on her MBA!

Feb 6, 2017

Catherine Coons is a wedding, portrait and lifestyle photographer based out of New York City. She is only Twenty-two years old and she shot her first wedding her senior year of high school! 2017 will be her second year as a full-time creative!

Jan 30, 2017

Katy is a professional wedding photographer from Portland, Oregon and she has been in the business for about 7 and a half years! She started her business when she was just 20 years old and still in college.

Jan 23, 2017

Stuart Kinghorn and Daniel Sherratt are 2/3rds of Confetti and Silk which is an Award Winning Wedding Videography business based in central London. Stuart works on C&S full time whilst Dan splits his time between C&S and his corporate film company Shorefront films. Stuart is the lead on developing C&S as a company whilst Dan controls the quality as creative director. Their goal for 2017 is to book a £5,000 wedding film. We're really focused on bigger picture stuff and building a solid business rather than simply a creative jobs for themselves.

Jan 16, 2017

 Ryan and Kimber Stark with Stark's Studios. The Starks brought the Same Day Edit wedding film to the West Central Illinois region and are currently the only videographer in almost a 100 mile radius that offers them. Ryan has an MBA in marketing so I’m excited to see what insight he can give us into getting your business in front of the right people!

Jan 9, 2017

Kyle is a freelance DP and camera op located in Toronto, Ontario. He shot everything from sold-out concerts (Think Imagine Dragons, Arcade Fire, One Republic), to corporate events, broadcast specials (Quantum Break w/Shawn Ashmore), figure skating and weddings.

Jan 2, 2017

Evan is a filmmaker based out of Oxford, Alabama. he's been filming for 5 years, and full time for the last year. He is completely self taught and when he wrapped up 2016 he had shot 39 weddings! Evan says that he simply loves being able to make a living doing what he loves.

Dec 26, 2016

Nick Schale is an entrepreneur that has been in the storytelling business for over a decade. His company, 29 Pixel Studios, uses video and photography as their primary tools. In 2009, Nick created KCVideoCore, an official Adobe user group in Kansas City that teaches all things Adobe and Video. In 2016, he created Business Tips for Creatives, a podcast aimed at helping creative professionals with quick business tips.

Dec 19, 2016

Tyler is a husband, a father of 3, a wedding photographer, an entrepreneur. He has photographed over 250 weddings in his career. He also has founded the Southeast Photo Convention which consist of around 200 photographers in attendance yearly.

Dec 12, 2016

Matt shoots weddings, timelapses, drones, travel videos, and in general try to create something every day. To date, I've shot something in the area of 200 weddings, lots of promo videos, and grown a decently sized beard.

Dec 5, 2016

Rachel is a Portrait and wedding photographer based near Washington, DC -She teaches and mentors on business and sales -Co-founder of the brand new site, an online educational resource for photographers.

Nov 28, 2016

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Nov 21, 2016

Paul is a Director who operates a production company based out of Atlanta, Ga. Since starting Pablo Productions in 2012, he has had the opportunity to work with many high profile clients in the fields of television & radio.

Nov 14, 2016

Lukas has discovered his dream job in capturing emotions and saving memories and gets to travel everywhere to make it happen! Not only is lukas a phenomenal photography business owner but He also is the founder of Looks Like Film. Looks Like Film is a company that puts on workshops around the world to help photographers grow in different areas.

Nov 7, 2016

Meagan is a published creative wedding and portrait photographer + gifographer of 5+ years specializing in telling people's stories through still and living imagery! She created the term "gifography" to give a name to the practice of making gifs and cinem

Oct 31, 2016

Rudy is a wedding photographer who is half of Rudy & Marta Photography. They are based out of Orlando, FL, but travel everywhere. Rudy and Marta specialize in making clients feel comfortable in their own skin.

Oct 24, 2016

Mari is a 22 year old photographer who lives about 2 hours west of Chicago with her daughter Nova. Aside from dancing and instructing yoga, She has been successfully running her photography business for just over a year now and in that time she has produced some amazing work!  

Oct 17, 2016

Chadwick Braithwaite started photography 8 years ago after working in electrical engineering.He stores my clothes, car and paperwork in Salt Lake City, Utah; and he has traveled worldwide for destination weddings and commercial photography.

Oct 10, 2016

Angelina is a Professional full-time photographer based in Odense, Denmark whose main focus on weddings and babies.

Oct 3, 2016

Dorie is a  Published Professional Photographer that has been In business for 7 years. She Specializes in newborns and maternity portraiture and is currently co-owner of IPSMastermind, which is an education site for photographers. She is also the co-owner of the popular IPS group.

Sep 26, 2016

Joe is a professional photographer in New York City, specializing in editorial portraits. His clients include adidas, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Navy Safe Harbor (Navy Wounded Warrior), Varsity Vocals, and the NYU-Tisch Clive Davis School of Music.

Sep 19, 2016

Aside from being my wedding photographer(!), Katie is a wedding photographer in Charleston South Carolina specializing in outdoor weddings at historic & unique venues. her work has been published on some of the top wedding blogs - Martha Stewart Weddings, Junebug Weddings and Southern Weddings.

Sep 12, 2016

Cody is a wedding photographer with a big heart for education from Nashville, Tennessee. He first discovered his love for photography in 2014 and has been all in since then! He is the co-founder of Forest + Falls workshop where photographers get together to learn from some amazing speakers who have created successful photography careers and take pictures along side them in eastern Tennessee! 

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