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Life and Work with Lindsay Kreighbaum

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsay Kreighbaum.

Lindsay, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started taking photos when I was in high school, and I haven’t been able to stop since! My main focus is portraiture, but I am newly in the wedding and food photography industries as well. I received my dual degree from Marymount Manhattan College in Photography and Fine Art. I feel pretty lucky that I am still doing today what I pursued when I was 18! In college, I had numerous internships assisting artists, working at printing studios, and even photographing for an online clothing company. After college, I worked at a portrait studio in Manhattan’s Upper East Side before relocating to San Diego. I did a little bit of freelancing in New York City, but now that is my primary source of employment! I learned from many photographers and small business owners, and now I can photograph couples, families, food, events, and everything in between!

Has it been a smooth road?
Relocating across the country, I had to start over! I chose to view this as a blessing rather than a curse because I was able to reinvent myself as an artist and as a brand. I had a fresh start and was able to pick what I wanted to focus on most, while still prioritizing my work. I still am brand new in San Diego, so I have a long way to go – but being self-employed in a creative career will always be a challenge. There’s so much competition, undercutting, and other struggles that you will always deal with, but it’s just important to know your worth and not to let other people take advantage of you. My main advice to young women starting their journey is just that – you have the talent and the drive to pursue your passion and make your living out of it, there’s no reason to take less than what you are worth. People expect beautiful work when they pay a competitive price – if they want to bargain shop, they will receive a bargain quality product! You are worth full price!

So, as you know, we’re impressed with LK Photography – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
There are so many photographers in San Diego, but I feel that my solo-portraiture of women is something that sets me apart. I really love to help women feel confident and beautiful in their skin – regardless of age, race, religion, weight, relationship status, etc. Feminism and independence is a huge part of my identity, so being able to give capture the happiness, independence, and radiance that a woman may feel during a solo shoot is truly rewarding for me. I am proud to provide quality work to my clients in a reasonable timeframe and be able to capture the love/event/mood/etc. in the best way that I can!

What advice would you give to someone at the start of her career?
I would tell a young woman starting her career to always trust her gut instincts, stand her ground, and to always, always, always know her worth!

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Lindsay Kreighbaum

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