We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Parker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Victoria, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
During this pandemic I have realized that change is inevitable, balancing it has been tough. Having to set a time to focus on schedules for my business and attending to my family has been the difficult time, nevertheless it’s has been achievable. Knowing when is the best time to spend a little more time on your business and when is time to say “hey I need an extra day off” is very important, it keeps you going. Balance is key, to have a happy and healthy personal and business growth.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a wedding photographer is essential to pay attention to detail and be able to work with any unforeseen situations. I have experience with dealing with large families, because well I personally have a large ( huge ) family and I have to take lead most of the time. I think as a photographer that is extremely important. Being able to speak with any member of the bridal party or family member in the most respectful way but also firm is very important. Being where am at professionally has been a very long and sometimes difficult road, but with hard work, a little bit of crazy and not being scare to make mistake was the key ingredients to success. The main lesson I learned was to be able to just roll with the punches, reschedule and be patient with your clients is the best lesson learn. My main thing with my brand is that I want my clients to know that I am here to help and the least of their worries, when they have an issue. I work as a team with my clients.

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?
We would start with a favorite place of mine for breakfast, called Toast in Temecula CA. Then we will take a ride to wine country and maybe stop at LongShadow Winery for a sip of their delicious wine. For lunch, I would definitely take a short drive to San Diego to go eat sushi at California Sushi in Chula Vista, let me tell you they have to most awesome rolls you could imagine. After lunch we will go visit Balboa Park or the beach near by to go and window shop have a good time. Dinner time comes along and of course the first place I think of would be Tahona_SD in old town San Diego. After dinner we will check out the amazing things Old Town has to offer. This is just day one, My little itinerary would be full of local restaurants, and coffee shops to check out around Temecula or San Diego. Coffee Shops include Intazza Coffee works, the press espresso in murrieta. Local restaurants would be The Goat and Vine in Old Town Temecula, Devilivious eatery, provecho, Peonies and many more..

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
ooh gosh I have so many, but I would say that the following people/business have help tremendously. My husband- He has been my rock and my common sense when I needed the most. Braden Drake- I have a better understanding on the legal side of a business because of him! Katelyn James- Guru of photography to say the least. Amazing mentor and photographer.

Website: www.victoriaparkerphotography.com
Instagram: @victoriaparkerphotography
Facebook: www.facebook.com/victoriaparkerphotos
Other: Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/victoriaparkerphotography

Image Credits
My solo photo taken by JackieCejaPhotography

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