Jamie Siragusa

There is a reason for the saying ‘women’s intuition’ according to Jamie Siragusa. And Jamie’s women’s intuition was telling her that her post-college career in product development and social media just wasn’t the right fit. While she enjoyed some aspects of her job, it just wasn’t fulfilling. So she followed her own advice to take…

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Jen Kleiner

Jen Kleiner was just five years old when she realized her calling was in show business — specifically, the art of movie-making. A desire to gain on set experience is how Jen accidentally discovered her career in fashion, too. And it was through both careers that Jen’s career zig-zagged into a resume that boasts five…

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Laura Ashley Munro

Laura Ashley Munro’s fascination with photography began at a young age, but she didn’t find much support for her passion. She was told photography was a nice “hobby,” but that she would need to focus on something with more substance and prestige if she ever wanted to make a name for herself.  For a while,…

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Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes

Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes had a choice: stay in a safe job as a university librarian or go after her dream job in photography and digital art. “What sane person leaves their dependable job with steady salary and excellent benefits to make a living in the art world?” she asks. But that’s exactly what Michelle did. She…

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Jessica Lowry

Taxes? Business plans? Health insurance? Photographer Jessica Lowry understands firsthand the terror of going into business for yourself, especially when your passion is the creative part of your job, not the number-crunching or paperwork filing. But having taken the risk and made the leap to working full-time as a freelance photographer, Jessica can also tell you all…

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Christa Thomas

With a sunny disposition that would rival even Minnie Mouse, Christa Thomas is a big dreamer who proves that attitude (and confidence) can get you far. After graduating from college at The University of Montana with a photojournalism degree, she moved to Charlotte, N.C., where she became a sports photographer who clicks pics primarily for…

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