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Daniela Ware

Photographer at Daniela Ware Photography 


 


Age: 38 

Country: United States  

Years in business: 1 

  

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What is your business about  

 

Since I’m a woman with ADHD my photography doesn’t have a specific style or aesthetic. It goes more than just a few family pictures. What I want to convey through my photos is the humanness of the day to day life, its struggles, its wins. My Business offers freezing memories that will last a lifetime. I serve the Colorado Springs Area and its surroundings.,  


Please describe your life before starting  

 

My life was monotonous. I had a full time job at a bank. I felt that I was trapped. However since society tells you to go with the norm, I thought I was just being ungrateful. I had work in the financial industry for over 20 yrs. I was burnt out,  


What made you decide to take the leap and start your own business?  

 

My husband saw that I kept taking pictures of anything and everything, so he gave me my first official camera. I was upset at him because I felt pushed. He told me that my face and my energy changes every time I take a picture. Little did I know that he would be changing my life forever. A few months after, my father got diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This illness runs in my father’s side of the family. I got so afraid that I had it too since I was always forgetting the most common day to day activities, my energy was to the ground , I hated my job, I didn’t feel appreciated. My husband and I have 2 amazing boys and I didn’t want them to have to deal with that kind of mom. For that reason I went to the doctor to get diagnosed and accept my faith or at least try to slow the process. That is when I got diagnosed with ADHD for the first time. I couldn’t understand nor imagine things I didn’t actually define me. It was the ADHD in me. I was angry that my parents didn’t try to figure out what was wrong with me. I was angry at myself for not seeing it sooner. I was scared. However , I did my research, I found motivation on books, pages like this one on social media, to help me find my group of people and find support for what I was going through. On 2022 I had a talk with my husband and I decided that I wanted to pursue Photography full time. With h his support and passion I quit my full time banking career and started a new one at age 37. 

 

How would you describe your life now, as a solopreneur?  

 

Photography is my passion. My dopamine. At the beginning of my journey it was extremely scary because I thought it was gonna end like every other thing I tried in the past that lasted a few days after my hyper fixation run out. I was afraid to put myself out there. What if people didn’t like my work? I was seeking for acceptance like I always did. Imposter Syndrome at its peak. However, once I started letting go of my fears, surrounded myself with positive people, I went back to school took a few workshops so I can learn about lighting, photoshop, film and art. I figured knowledge is my strength. ADHD is my strength. I can learn things faster, I can focus on so many things at one time. I could do this! Ever since then , yes it has its ups and downs, the negative thoughts go through my mind from time to time. However I have learned that I am my worst critic. Most people don’t even care or overthink my craft. I am still learning to love myself and overthink my craft.,  


How has your ADHD played a positive role in your business life?  

 

As I mentioned before , ADHD has helped me achieve my creativity, I like the fact that I don’t put myself in a specific type of photography style or care. I feel I can do it all. If I don’t know how to, I know I will hyper fixate about it until I do. It has helped me to get to know myself and people better. I have learned so much about my craft and I know I can still learn more. Because we have the ability to learn fast . I love the fact that I have the flexible schedule as well as knowing that if I like what I do I will be on time … well- most of the time . 


What's your top tip for other ADHD women aspiring to be solopreneurs  

 

Do not overthink. Just forget about those voices inside your head for a moment telling you: “you are not enough, you are messy, you are lazy”; and just go for it. Even if you think you are not prepared, those are best moments . You will learn in the process. The most important thing is just to start. The rest will come naturally. You are enjoy. 

  



 

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