We had the good fortune of connecting with Becca Van Bockern and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Becca, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The genesis of my photography business was born out of a hobby that transitioned into a full time professional pursuit over many years. As my portfolio grew with experience and education, the demand for my services did as well. Eventually, I felt confident enough to shift from a regular “9-5” type job into my own venture.
There is certainly a loss of security and consistency that comes with working independently, but there’s also a lot of freedom. For me, the appeal of creating my own schedule combined with utilizing a skill I enjoy outweighs the overall risk of working for myself.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I specialize in expressive, often colorful headshots. Getting to where I am professionally has taken time and patience. My success has ebbed and flowed, but I’ve continued to learn and evolve with years of practice. It can be very difficult to continue on when things don’t seem to be working out, but I keep setting goals for myself to take me to the next level.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When people visit of course the must stop is The Getty Museum. It is such a lovely way to spend an afternoon. For dinner, I love taking friends to Connie and Teds on Santa Monica for a fantastic meal. For a bit of evening fun, there’s rollerskating at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I had a lot of people help my journey, but my husband Matt has been an unyielding source of encouragement and support over the years.
Photos by: Photos By BVB