It's been a little bit of time since we have featured a Badass Lady on our blog and we knew it was time to bring this series back because we have been getting such amazing feedback on our most recent SaltyGirl Beauty lifestyle images... and those images were taken by the amazing Amanda Libby of A. Fogarty Photography! She has done amazing work with her clients, our family and business included. If you check out her instagram @afogartyphoto, you can get a peek at some of the dreamy moments that she captures. We thought we'd ask Amanda some of our classic Badass Lady questions to let our community get to know her a little better!
Your Ultimate Goal in Life
My goal in life and business is to live a life full of passion & purpose. To continue to strive to be the best version of myself and find gratitude in every season.
What led you down the path of starting your photography business?
My career, like many, started as a hobby in high school and turned into a business when I was in college. It was through studying Communications & Marketing while growing my "side hustle" that I fell in love with entrepreneurship and the endless possibilities. Once I got a taste of waking up and living my dream job every day, I never looked back.
Is there a #Badasslady that you look up to that has inspired you in what you are doing?
So many women have inspired me throughout the years but the one constant in my life has been my Mom. From day one she has taught me that I'm capable of anything I set my mind to. She's inspired me through her own confidence, strength, independence, and love for life.
What makes you a #Badass? Give us some of the things you love about yourself!
When I was 22 I lost my Dad unexpectedly. It flipped my whole world upside down. But through the loss and grief, I found strength and gratitude. When I think back to a pivotal moment in my life and business, it would be this. Turning this tragedy into momentum to live my best life now is what I would say makes me a #badass - and I'm proud to say I got it from my Dad.
We love Amanda and would appreciate you giving her a little love on social. When you find people that you jive with, who are also amazing to work with, it makes for a really special relationship. Thanks so much to Amanda for popping on and for sharing a little bit of yourself with us!