Obviously I love teaching business to entrepreneurs, but there are more important things to know. I love being alive, like most people do. I have a birthmark in my armpit, and am a terrible mathematician. What I lack in understanding of complex theories such as Pi (clearly a food item – apple is my favorite) and invisible numbers (if I can’t see them, why should I care?) I make up for in business skills. After growing up with no pets to my name I did what we call “overkill” and am now the owner of three very unique dogs with my husband. I enjoy smothering them with love, sneaking them treats, and letting them lounge all over the house.
Although my insane dog love could make me a veterinarian, I prefer to put my energy into teaching business owners how to put soul back into their business and use it to attract more clients. When I am not being a jerk by taking accidental photos of my own feet, using the word ‘honestly’ too much, and putting the toilet paper roll on the wrong way (how awful) I enjoy going to the movies, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, and basically anything nerdy. I also love reading, hiking, wine, and taking long naps in my hammock – you know, the usual stuff.
HOW I ROCK MY WEIRD
Lots of travel and never to touristy spots, unless it’s places where Lord of the Rings was filmed, then I do all the touristy things.
Collecting unicorn things!
A bizarre taste in extravagant footwear! I have lots of unicorn shoes, rainbow shoes and just lots of shoes in general.
I will fry cheese just because it tastes good crunchy.Parmesan preferred.
The TV show Catfish is a guilty pleasure.
I howl with my basset hound, Rufus, every morning. Sometimes you just have to get those howls out of your system.
I buy crappy wine and drink it out of a mason jar with ice cubes in it even though I’m married to a sommelier.
I believe we only live life once, and thats why we should wear costumes as often as possible.
With wine. Wine is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
"LOVE YOURSELF LIKE IT'S YOUR JOB."
Carrie Swails is a wedding photographer and owner of Photography Awesomesauce and Rock Your Weird. She has been photographing nerdy, costumed, offbeat weddings and speaking and educating creatives and photographers for close to a decade. Her site, Photography Awesomesauce, has helped over 8 million readers get help with their photography business. Her business Rock Your Weird has helped hundreds of women find self-compassion.
Carrie is based in Colorado and is a huge advocate for racial and LGBTQ diversity in the wedding industry. She loves photographing any weddings that are out of the ordinary. When she took her wedding photography business full time and started Photography Awesomesauce it led her to many opportunities to help and educate other creatives. Her business advice and photography have been featured in places like the Bokeh Podcast, The Art of Six Figures, Entrepreneur.com, Offbeat Bride, and countless others.
Carrie has a husband with a world famous guacamole recipe, too many dogs and is a lifetime Tolkien nerd. She believes wine is like the force; it has a light side and a dark side and holds the universe together. She’s also a keen lover of unicorns, second breakfast and Michelle Obama’s arms.
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