Photo Credits: Main photo & photo 3: Linda Mackie Creative, Photo 1 & 2: Tracey Scott Photography
Linda Mackie is an award-winning brand and lifestyle photographer, makeup artist, video producer, and vlog series host of The Eloquent Entrepreneur, highlighting inspiring entrepreneurs and changemakers. Linda’s journey as a visual artist began with her profound love of all living things, passion for the creative arts, and lifelong desire to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same.
When I reflect on my life and career, the best part of my success story lies within my personal journey of self-discovery and finding work I truly love and excel at. I have run the gamut of photography genres since I started doing professional photography in 2004, and without all that time and work I put in, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now.
I love the blend of fashion, lifestyle, and business themes in my work but more so, find the most joy in capturing people how they truly are and wish to be seen and received by their ideal clients, so they are able to more easily go on and accomplish their dreams, goals, and life’s purpose.
I find that when we can truly be ourselves, we naturally attract what is meant for us. My life experience now allows me to more often than not stay true to myself, learn from missteps along the way, and communicate more authentically – a process that has helped me become known for what I do and contribute to the world. Clients come to me not only because they like my work and my collaborative process, but because they want what I capture in others; that true sense of who the person is that is instantly familiar and appealing. My ultimate goal is to continue creating a solid body of work that is beautiful, stands the test of time, makes an impact, and moves and inspires people. I turn, my hope is that those people I photograph make the impact they are here to make with the help of the images we create together. I have a list of what I call successes, which supports my philosophy that the right images can help create success and impact. The images we create together help clients get noticed, recognized as industry experts, or even get a Ted Talk or amazing gig that impacts their future success, and sets them up to be noticed or recognized as the go-to for a project or cause that is making a difference in their community and the world, and this pleases me very much!
For those experiencing roadblocks in their journey, I believe we’re constantly being tested to stray from our true selves and life purpose, and I’m no exception. I’ve come to adopt a set of rules to live by that I believe helps me stay focused and true to myself and my vision, and more importantly, navigate the world in a more calm, free, and joyful way. First and foremost I would say, own your self-worth – if you don’t value yourself, nobody else will. Second, stick to the facts – this helps avoid drama and unnecessary emotional upset in both your business and personal life. Third, be fully transparent in your dealings – being truthful and upfront, and clear from the start is very important in building trust and maintaining integrity. Nobody likes unwanted surprises! Lastly, I believe in the importance of reminding yourself daily that you are beautiful, powerful beyond measure, and full of wisdom that no one else has and that it would be a disservice to the world if you didn’t share your knowledge, wisdom and experience with the world.
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