We had the good fortune of connecting with Angie Klein and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angie, how do you think about risk?
I don’t think I’d be where I am today if I wasn’t brave enough back when and didn’t take the risks that I took to be the person I am today. For me, risk taking is not about what I would lose in the process, it’s what’d I’d gain/learn from the experience. I’ve learned that fear will always be there, but the “could haves”outweighs the “what if’s”.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The most important thing to me when taking photos is to capture the true emotion of each and every moment. My goal is to allow people to look at their photos years later and be instantly transported to that moment in time so they can relive it again and again. I am always thrilled when a bride, a mom, or a grandparent fall in love with their photos and are overjoyed to share them with everyone they know. I get excited when I receive Christmas cards in the mail with my photos on their card, or I go visit someone’s home and see my photos hanging on the walls. There is truly nothing more special than that. The journey I have taken has been one of many years, many tears, many successes, and many failures. From each of those moments, I have learned a lesson and applied it to the next step in my adventure to better myself and ensure my clients receive the best care and attention when they are in my care. It has not been an easy journey. I have faced each challenge as they are presented to me and leaned on those who supported me to help me move beyond them. I have learned how to find my value and ensure people are valuing me in the same way. That is probably the biggest and most challenging lesson I have learned so far is to be confident in what I provide and ensure I am being valued in the way I deserve. I want the world to know that I am incredibly passionate about my work and the product I provide for them. I want them to know that they can be transported back and remember that special time with family, friends, and loved ones. I want them to know that they will be valued and their vision is made a reality.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in the heart of Southern California and I am able to access virtually anything anyone wants to do. If you want to go surfing in the morning and snowboarding in the afternoon, that can be easily accomplished. However, some of my favorite things are: Things to do – A trip to Universal Studios Hollywood. A relaxing day at the beach. Glen Ivy Spa for a massage and pamper day. Costa Mesa South Plaza Mall in Orange County for a day of shopping. Places to Eat – Miguel’s Cocina in Carlsbad for an authentic and delicious Mexican restaurant experience. Tony’s Little Italy which has the best pizza I have ever tasted. Enjoy a nice dinner at Pat & Oscar’s overlooking the duck pond in Temecula. What’s to drink? – The Press Espresso in Murrieta for delicious coffee. Temecula wine country for a day of wine tasting. Mead tasting at a local meadery.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My why, This one is easy. My husband, who is constantly loving me, and supporting my dreams, and making sacrifices so I can succeed. My two sweet boys who keep me humble, grounded and present. My sweet little family, the ones who’ve seen me struggle, sweat, and cry to make my dreams a reality, the ones who believe in me, and continue to make sacrifices so I can be the person I want to be.