Q&A With Nora Houston, Owner of Lil Peace of Heaven Photography

Tell us a bit about A Lil Peace Of Heaven Photography.

A Lil Peace Of Heaven Photography is a very different photography company.Originally the company was named. Reaping Angel Photography.I had named the company after myself.That was the start of where am today.A few years back someone very dear to me come into my life.And i will be very straight up.This person changed me for the better.After being around each other then we got together.We talked one day about the name of the company after that conversation.

A Lil Peace Of Heaven photography came to be.My company is very different and unique by
far.I believe very strongly that photos are the best memories around.and that’s why my company is named the way it is.Because its built off the moments in my life and my family’s life,Instead of letting the anger consume us i used it and i have made some of the most beautiful photographic memories of all time.A Lil Peace Of Heaven Photography.Is a lil peace of heaven for everyone when it comes to giving the most unique and one in a million photographic memories or videos.

What gave you the idea for your business and how did it start?

It’s not what gave me the idea for my business it’s who and it started with a. conversation.Just talking about it brings a smile to my face yet a tear to my eye.The day the conversation come up i had just gotten into a relationship with the person that helped the company come to life with the name change.It was time to let Reaping Angel to rest and a new beginning for the company and myself.that when i changed the name and this is how A Lil Peace Of Heaven Photography came to start.My company is built off the love me and tis person shared and still share to this day..I would gladly give his name but instead i will give his nickname Trouble lol.Yes he is my trouble and the companies trouble.But it is well worth it he helped the company get to where it is now.He helped bring out the best of me and that is why and how the company started….

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

My favorite thing about my job,is being able to see the smiles on the peoples faces.Or the beautiful nature shots i get.Never is one of my photos ever the same.each one tells a different story each time u look at them.Plus it is my theropy i suffer from PTSD and a genetic nerve disorder.So when im out taking photos for clients,or out with my family on a nature walk i take
the photos so i can share them with the world after i am done.I dont have just one favorite thing,i have many different favorite things i love about my job ad what i can do to make a person’s day.Tomorrow is promised to no one and that’s why it is so important

What are your keys to making yourself productive? What are the keys to making myself productive…

My keys to keeping myself productive is my kids and the life i wanna leave for them after i am gone.I want my kids to be able to live without having to struggle like i did coming up.They play abig roll in the company as well.I want them to have a legacy that no one will ever forget,But can never take from them.That is the key things that keeps me productive..

Tell us one long-term goal in your career.

One of my long term goals in my career is to be published but also be a well known photographer.But also to have my work sold in stores and be in stores and museums.Like the natural art museums.Because if i accomplish that then my family will be able to live in comfort and run the company the right way.And not worry about the struggle of life…

What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your career?

The most valuable lesson i have learned in my career,Is that money sure isn’t everything.Yes i know i have to cover my supplies repairs to my gear.But i know what it is like to lose a family member,lose contact with good friends.And all i have left is the pictures and the memories that go with them.So instead of charging them i have done alot of my work pro bono or in trade for backdrops and a few cameras and different things.With doing the things the way i have.

What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed in your field?

The advice i would give to others aspiring to succeed in the photography field.Always remember that tomorrow is never promised to no one.always give the best to your photography. yes this is
a very competitive industry.But always remember anything is possible especially if you will the things u want most out of your work.that is the best way to be to succeed in this industry.But always remember to be yourself and go with what u feel because that’s where the best of your work comes out.

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Some of my favorite things to do outside of work.Is to spend time with my family,go fishing,to the park and let the kids get different shots of their own. Some other things i like to do is go to a quiet spot and write my poetry.I love to do a lot of different things outside of work.it really depends on the day or the moment.

Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers.

I keep up with a few websites i am a curator for some of them and also a contributor.

www.viewbug.com
www.Istock.com
www.Gettyimages.com www.aurora.com
www.fineartamerica.com

These are just some of the few i use and enjoy reading their stories and accomplishments.

www.facebook.com/alilpeaceofheavenphotography
www.facebook.com/eleanornoraruthlupohouston
www.instagram.com/reaping.angel1