Your Mind Circus with Karen Bartos

233 - Today’s episode of the Freedom Focus Photography Podcast is an episode that will resonate with photographers across all specialties. In this enlightening conversation, I sit down with Karen Bartos, a boudoir photographer whose journey from landscape and high school senior photography to the intimate world of boudoir is a narrative of transformation and self-discovery that every photographer can learn from.
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Podcast Episode Number: #233

Date Published: 03/12/2024

Episode Length: 41:58

Show Notes:

233 – Today’s episode of the Freedom Focus Photography Podcast is an episode that will resonate with photographers across all specialties.

In this enlightening conversation, I sit down with Karen Bartos, a boudoir photographer whose journey from landscape and high school senior photography to the intimate world of boudoir is a narrative of transformation and self-discovery that every photographer can learn from.

What to Listen For:

  • A Journey of Transformation: Karen shares her captivating transition from landscape to high school senior photography, and ultimately to the empowering field of boudoir photography.
  • The Power of Pivoting: Learn about the pivotal moments that prompted Karen to shift her focus entirely to boudoir photography, embracing the challenges and triumphs of making such a significant change in her career.
  • Embracing Change and Overcoming Burnout: Karen opens up about the signs of burnout and the courage it took to step away from a successful senior photography business to pursue a path more aligned with her core values and passions.
  • The Art of Connection: Find out how Karen fosters deep connections with her clients, transforming their self-perception and celebrating their unique beauty through her lens.
  • Mastering Your Mind Circus: Karen introduces us to the concept of the ‘Mind Circus' – navigating the tumultuous thoughts and emotions that come with entrepreneurship and learning to become the ringmaster of your own mental landscape for success.
  • Gratitude and Growth: Discover the role of gratitude in Karen's journey, how looking back at your achievements can fuel your forward momentum, and the importance of aligning your business with your personal values and lifestyle.

This episode is a testament to the transformative power of photography, not just in the realm of high school senior or boudoir photography, but across all forms of this art.

Whether you're capturing landscapes, weddings, pets, or portraits, Karen's story highlights the universal themes of self-discovery, resilience, and the art of turning life's challenges into stepping stones for growth.

For those inspired by Karen's story and eager to learn more about her work and insights, she has her own podcast, “The Mind Circus,” where she'll delve deeper into the intricacies of our mental landscapes and how they shape our lives and careers.

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