Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Lambert.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am 27 years old. When I was a baby my parents started a non profit that builds homes for the poor, called Homes of Hope. It is primarily in Mexico but it has grown to 21 nations. Growing up in San Diego, I spent a lot of time down across the border, serving the poor and falling in love with the people of Mexico. I graduated from Baylor University in Texas and now am a photographer. I spend most of my time down in Mexico across the border but still have deep roots in San Diego. I shoot a lot for Homes of Hope and my heart is to help non-profits communicate their stories to their audience. I love to travel and have been to over 45 nations so far!
Has it been a smooth road?
I think things are never a smooth road and that is what makes life interesting. When I started out in photography, I spent about a year paralyzed, noticing all the people that were so talented and telling myself I would never be successful with it because I could never be at their level. The biggest thing I’ve learned so far is to not let fear drive your decisions. You’ll never get better at something unless you work at it and trying new things and making mistakes is, in reality, a really good thing. There’s such a beauty in the journey of seeing yourself grow and evolve in something and I have seen in my journey through photography that I do have a voice and a gift that is unique, to share with this world. I encourage my ladies out there if you have a dream that feels daunting, unreachable or unrealistic. Step out, take a chance, try it. Don’t let fear keep you down for so long like I did. I wasted precious time staying still when I could’ve been taking steps towards my dreams.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
As a photographer, I love connecting with people. Photography is an amazing tool to dignify and give value to people. It’s so fun to be able to capture the beauty of whoever I’m shooting, whether that’s an engagement shoot or a tribal group in the mountains of Panama. I know so many people struggle with their image and are afraid that they won’t look good in photos, but as a photographer, I have the privilege to help them see their beauty. It can also be such a precious gift to capture people in their season of life. One of my favorite things to do is go to remote places and bring a portable printer with a battery pack and give people family portraits right there on the spot. I did this in a remote mountain village in Uganda a few years back. Through a translator, I offered family portraits. After taking the photo, I turned around and there were 3o families waiting to have their photos taken! It was so fun to be able to give those families a sweet memory. Photography has brought me to amazing places and allowed me to meet wonderful people, I love what I do.
Do you recommend any apps, books or podcasts that have been helpful to you?
The Artisan Soul by Erwin Mcmanus has a huge impact on me as an artist and as a person in general. I recommend everyone read that book. I also love Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. It has such a fun take on creativity and breaking through challenges to pursue it. As far as apps, Instagram is my jam. I love how it has pushed me as a photographer and how it is constantly evolving to keep the experience new and fun. I love sharing all my travels and photography on there- @gramforthelamb.
- Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/tiffanyhopelambert
- Phone: 1-619-200-6921
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @gramforthelamb