Shamay Speaks: Authorship, Relationships and Setting Goals

I knew of Shamay long before we ever met. Before having her daughter, she was a very well known promoter who supported local artists, organized fashion shows and many other night life events, and she’s also a teacher. Along came her daughter and with motherhood, her focus has shifted and she has evolved into a motivational speaker, and author!

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After supporting each other online for some time, we finally met in person when I opened up my new studio Downtown. Her daughter and my daughter are close in age, and we share similar parenting styles. Before we knew it, what started as a drop-in chat, developed into an hours-long conversation. We covered all the bases; Motherhood, relationships, regrets and hopes. Shamay is one of those people who is easy to talk to. She’s educated and also down-to-earth, totally non-judgmental, and honest about who she is.

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Shamay’s book is due to be released October 1st of this year, and she is also featured in a book called “Igniting The Vision.” With all of these things just around the corner, the need for promotional images brought her to my studio.

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Images are needed for business cards, book covers, social media pages, websites fliers and so many other promotional uses. I cannot stress enough how important it is for professionals to have quality imagery and a strong brand. Choosing a photographer who can produce quality images that fit your vision is imperative; The social media attention span is short, and if a viewer’s attention isn’t caught right away, they will keep scrolling.

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We divided the session between studio time, and some outdoor shooting in the neighborhood surrounding the studio. Shamay wanted to look professional, but also fun.

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Along our route, we talked about dreams of home ownership, our short-term goals for the coming year, and of course, about our daughters as well. We both have big ideas and we can see our dreams on the horizon.

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For more information on Shamay and her work, I have provided links below to her video blogs and social media pages.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShamaySpeaks

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrc7MDyUS9KRHHfRlTukyfg

Instagram: @shamayspeaks

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