Julie has had a passion for photography and a camera in her hand for as long as she can remember. She was gifted her first camera as a young child. That camera went everywhere with her! Eventually, Julie inherited her stepdad’s Minolta, which she used until she was introduced to the digital world. She was now able to to explore her creativity to the max! In 2008, Julie married her husband Tyler. Between 2010 & 2014, they added three more beautiful children to their growing family. Their family was now complete. Today, the Rock household is full of life, laughter and a whole lot of noise.
From capturing their first few days of life to their first birthdays and catching those sweet natural expressions of innocence that only children have, Julie loves providing captures of those special moments for each of her clients. Maybe it’s because of the unique joy and experiences children bring to her life, that Julie is so passionate about giving each family she works with the gift of memories.
Julie’s Tips for Other Women Thinking of Starting a Business:
- Find your entrepreneur tribe. Being able to give advice, share ideas that are outside the box, support one another through the highs and lows, are what will you help get navigate the roller coaster of being an entrepreneur.
- “Don’t worry about what others say or do, just stay true to you.” Don’t get caught up in what others are doing in your industry. Figure out what you want to do, what is best for you and your business and stay focused on that.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It is ok to admit that you don’t know it all. Starting and running a successful business is hard work. It takes time to learn. Find a mentor. Reach out to someone that has been running their business for a while and pick their brain.
- Have a stress outlet. Running a business and juggling a family, learning to balance is a real struggle. Remember that you have to look after YOU in order to be able to look after everyone else.
- Don’t be afraid to say “No”! It is ok to say no to something or someone that may not be beneficial to you both.
How I wish I knew all of this when I was starting out! These tips are from personal experiences over the years. I have gained this knowledge through not the best circumstances, but these have helped me to become the successful entrepreneur that I am today.