Robert J Hill Photography
Robert J Hill
"My life and career has taken me to many corners of the globe, but when I'm not living out of a suitcase, I'm exploring how to build an efficiently streamlined life lead by minimalism with my brilliant wife Emily, in the Pacific Northwest.
I believe creatives should expect more from their educators and my aim is to not share with others what I've done in my career, but rather why I've built the business I have and how I've gone about finding success.
you can only learn so much from what someone does, but if I can help change the way others think by effectively communicating why they should chase their dreams, maybe we can find a more fulfilling way of approaching life."
How did you get started with photography?
I first picked up a video camera when I was 12 and was hooked however I’m a third generation photographer and my father (who was a wedding photographer as well) bought me a camera for my 15th birthday. I started my first photography business a year later.
What is your favorite moment from a wedding day?
I think that has changed over time but at this point, my favorite moment would be when a bride and groom gets ready together. It just feels right to me.
What will you be speaking about and why are you passionate about that subject?
An industry is only ever saturated when everyone is doing the same thing and with the rise of creatives in our industry, we find it harder than ever to stand out from the noise. I’ll be sharing about business, humans, connection, and how to build a life of abundance through an authentic, purposeful and profitable brand. To be good in business, you have to be good with people, and to be good with people you have to be good with your self. I’ll be talking about the rises and falls of my own business and life and how taking a deeper approach has changed everything for me. I’m passionate about business because my life has changed dramatically since starting my own. I’m not at all the same person I was when I started my business it has ultimately been a path of self discovery and constant growth that has opened my mind to believing anything is possible.
What did you find to be the most challenging part of starting your business?
Looking back, the most challenging part of starting my business was probably not having a direct plan of action or someone to help guide me along the way. I consumed tons of education, read loads of books, and attended workshops and conferences but sifting through all the of content and applying it still required constant failure that I now believe I could’ve avoided.