We had the good fortune of connecting with Rickye Henderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rickye, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
At first it was rough because I didn’t understand time management. But as I’ve grown into my business and started utilizing my calendars and schedules. It allowed me to actually see where my time was going. Now I can balance time with my kids, family, friends, and most importantly time for me to rest. I love my balance now cause I can do multiple shoots in a day and still have time to do other things. Instead of feeling like I never have time to anything, I can run a business and enjoy life.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I own a photography business called HiiLife Images. I take pride in being creative yet everything is so natural. I love capturing memories for my clients. Giving them the confidence to step in front of my camera and express themselves in a way they never thought they could. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs while doing this cause I wasn’t confident in myself. I know I’m a great photographer but at times I would get caught up comparing my work to others. I’ve learned there is not rule book to being creative and trust my instincts.

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?
I’m definitely taking around to a couple different areas. First would probably be Sunset bar. It’s a chill atmosphere and full of people. A really great night spot. Second would be Chisholm Creek area where it’s a few spots we could have fun like Top Gold, iFly, and Main Event. Then can even head to Fuzzy’s in the area to get some tacos.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First I want to shout out my Mom and Grandma. They are the most important people in the world to me that are no longer here with me today. They believed in me when I wanted to give up. Second, my cousin and dope artist Wardel Wilson. He actually gave me my first camera to jump start my career in photography.
And of course my two kids Nyla and Juju! They give me all the motivation to even want to own a business so they can have it when I’m gone.

Website: Hiilifeimages.com

Instagram: Hiilife_images

Twitter: @rickbh12

Facebook: Rickye Henderson

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Rickye Henderson

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