Maryam Thompson is an Iowa City photographer and visual storyteller. “My studio specializes in luxury, magazine-style photography, serving clientele who are looking to have modern, contemporary-style photos either to promote their businesses or for their personal use.” Learn about Maryam Thompson…
Follow at: @maryamthompsonphotography
First job: Researcher at The University of Iowa Cancer Center.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in IA: Playing pickleball.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Fulfilling the promise to my clients: “I create the most beautiful pictures you have ever seen of yourself.” One day these photos will be heirlooms of their family legacy. I want them to be proud showcasing them and leaving them for the generations to come.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Figuring out my own style, who I am as a creative, and what makes my photography unique.
Someone who inspires you and why: Lindsay Adler, a phenomenal photographer educator, and person who truly and tirelessly works to elevate the photography industry.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Seek a mentor who has been in the industry to teach you the ins and outs of the business of photography. Learning to take good pictures is the easiest part; running a successful photography business is a whole new world.
Favorite quote: “When you are good to others, you are best to yourself”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I have a Ph.D. in Food Science and Biotechnology.
What makes someone fabulous: I think the most important quality of being a fabulous person is kindness and treating others with respect and compassion.