Today we’d like to introduce you to Cherie Steinberg. 

Hi Cherie, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I always considered myself an artist and loved everything art. When I was at college, a photography course was offered and I took it. I got into the darkroom, and I never looked back. I decided I did not need to be in school I needed to find some photographers that I could assist and learn the trade and that is exactly what I did. That was the best decision I made, and have been doing photography ever since. I kept up with the times and loved a lot of different kinds of photo shoots until I basically decided that Boudoir photography was for me. The years of learning my trade and lighting and technique all came together in this art form. 

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I would say that workings a freelance person is very different from working for someone else. It is not for everyone. You have to have a lot of faith that everything will be OK and that money and jobs will just come. If you can be in that headspace and somehow know that you are committed to this career, I do think it works out for everyone with enough desire to work for yourself and work harder than if you work for someone else. It is harder than working 9-5 because in our own business we do many jobs and it is every day working on so many types of areas of the biz. it is not just taking a few pics. It is so much more, but I have always loved it all and could not think of doing it any other way!! 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
We have been known for a few types of photography. We shot weddings for 20 years in LA with some of the most amazing Wedding Planners there. We also worked with Nikon for many years doing photography for them and also teaching other new photographers how we do what we do! We now specialize in Boudoir photography which is quite different from other kinds of photography because it is rather intimate harder than other genres. I think things that set us apart are the lighting and the style we have created and making our clients feel totally comfortable with us. I keep saying we because I work with my husband and have an amazing time working with him, especially for the Boudoir. The client gets a woman’s perspective ad also a man’s perspective which is kind of great. 

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
To be a success, I feel it takes knowing your trade, finding a style in photography that is all yours, and do it every day. Get as you as you can be, and then get better. Be very customer oriented in my opinion, and do what you say you are going to do. With all that success is going to happen!!! 

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Cherie Steinberg
Hedley Jones