Today we’d like to introduce you to Caren Libby.
Hi Caren, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
My photography journey began when I had young children. I had a passion for art and enjoyed sketching and painting while I was growing up. When I began exploring the endless possibilities that I could achieve with my camera, I was hooked for life.
My professional career includes sales, marketing, and management positions for three corporations in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1997, I started my first company as an independent sales representative in Northern California. Image Media, LLC was launched in Missouri in 2008 as a photography business. I’ve photographed families, individuals, and special events in a variety of settings. My specialty is natural light photography on location in the metro St. Louis area.
During the first year of my photography business, I learned how to build websites in WordPress and expand my opportunities with digital marketing. I’ve provided creative services in branding, web design, blogging, email newsletters, and social media programs to corporations, small businesses, and solopreneurs for more than 12 years. Currently, most of my photography is focused on personal and professional branding. All of those services are designed to provide an opportunity for business owners to build and grow their own powerful online presence.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Being an entrepreneur often entails working long hours and wearing multiple hats, especially when the services are labor-intensive. In the past few years, I’ve consolidated and refined my focus and process in a way that serves my clients and me more efficiently.
On-location photography is an adventure that requires an ability to adapt to an environment or unexpected weather conditions, especially when taking photographs outdoors. I prefer to shoot in locations that offer alternatives in case our plans must be adjusted.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
My services are a combination of artistic, business, and technical skills that I’ve honed over several decades. My client projects begin with a focus on visual branding because that is an easier way to help them make complex decisions about their online presence. I help my clients discover what drives them so we can work together to showcase their unique traits and offerings to the world.
I’m driven by the need to create and express myself through my photographic art. My online galleries can be viewed on the following websites:
What makes you happy?
My greatest joy comes from spending time with my family and friends. I love walking in the woods, exploring eclectic neighborhoods, and discovering the beauty in the world around us, preferably with a camera in my hands.
- Website: https://carenlibby.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carenlibby/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carenlibby/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/carenlibby