344: Katherine Williams – Photography business success after devastating setbacks


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Katherine Williams of www.tandemphotography.co.nz and www.katherinewilliams.co.nz lost her photography studio, not once but TWICE, following the devastating earthquakes of Christchurch New Zealand in 2011. Today, her portrait and commercial photography businesses are thriving. This interview is a glimpse into what can follow unimaginable setbacks if you have the desire to rebuild and go on.

The seed for this interview was planted by the philanthropic, Karen Alsop last week…

In light of the dreadful bushfires ravaging Australia, a beautiful project has been launched by Karen, in conjunction with the AIPP, the Heart Project, Mark Rossetto Coaching and other generous sponsors.

Project Recapture has been set up so photographers can help support families who have lost their homes and photographs as a result of the fires and the volunteers who have contributed weeks of their lives away from family to fight fires.

Amongst all the loss and devastation, there has to be hope. Hope for photographers in business who have potentially lost equipment, studios, clients and their way to make a living and support their families.

Although it's too soon to talk about regeneration with Aussie fire victims, we can draw parallels with today's guest, Katherine Williams as we hear what she and her family experienced following the earthquakes and how things are now – 9 years on.

What is your big takeaway?

Following this interview, I’d love to know if you're taking anything away from what Katherine shared. Is there something you heard that excited or motivated you? If so, let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below, let me know what your takeaways were, what you plan to implement in your business as a result of what you heard in today's episode.

If you have any questions that I missed, a specific question you’d like to ask Katherine or if you just want to say thanks for coming on the show, feel free to add them in the comments area below.

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Links to people, places and things mentioned in this episode:

Tandem Photography Website

Tandem Photography on Facebook

Tandem Photography on Instagram

Katherine's Personal and Project Photography Work

Being Human At 100 Project


Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery

Project Recapture for photographers looking to help Aussies affected by the bushfires

Portrait In Camera Artistry

Thank you!

Thanks again for listening and thanks to Katherine for being so open and sharing the details of what she and her family experienced and went through, following the destruction of her two studios.

If you have any suggestions, comments or questions about this episode, please be sure to leave them below in the comment section of this post, and if you liked the episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post!

That’s it for me this week, hope everything is going well for you in life and business!

Thanks and speak soon

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