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IAM1958 – Portrait Artist Documents Children-Parents’ Connections

Podcast Interview with Angela Singleton

Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”:

In this episode, the guest is Angela Singleton, a Baltimore-based portraitist focusing on newborn photography. Angela Sanford’s work targets encapsulating the touching connection existing between parents and their children.

Key Points:

Background and Artistic Goal: Angela Singleton's passion for photography started while she was young and amplified when she had her own child. Angela aims to eternalize the emotional bond between parents and their children, focusing on the near-spiritual connection that the latter bring into the parents' lives. With the accelerating shift into the digital age and the risk of many memories being lost, Angela finds it crucial to provide her clients with a tangible memento to carry throughout their generations.

Work Process: Angela offers a high-touch concierge type of service, likening herself to a home-visiting doctor but in the photography context. Angela manages everything from start to finish, including custom planning, outfit selections, backdrop decisions, image selection, album design, and even installation of wall portraits.

CEO Hack: To improve her productivity and mental clarity Angela resorts to doing a “brain dump” by writing everything down and removing the negative aspects from her life.

CEO Nugget: ‘Be yourself' is Angela's nugget of wisdom for business success.

CEO Defined: Angela sees empowerment as the core of what defines a CEO.

Angela Singleton is also a devoted member of the Professional Photographers of America and offers her photographic services to “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep,” an organization providing bereavement photography.

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Angela Singleton Teaser 00:00

I consider myself more like a high-touch concierge kind of service. You know how you used to have the doctors that would show up at your house? I'm pretty much that I'm your photographer that shows up at your house and I take care of everything.

Intro 00:15

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you are in search of.

This is the I AM CEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:42

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I Am CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we were purposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them, the business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, and what I like to call CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.

This month we are focusing on finishing it out, fighting the good fight and closing out the job. I think just as important as it is to start something, it's even more important in how you conclude it or finish it out. So if you think of the different things that you can finish out, it could be everything from a project, it can be from a day, it could also be from a business in and of itself, and it can also, of course, be for the year. So when you think of finishing out, I want you to really think of these episodes, because what we're going to really focus on is the last question that we really asked, which is defining what it means to be a CEO.

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All the creative, innovative, and I think truly insightful questions that we received from this question is really what we want to highlight during the show. But, of course, we want you to enjoy the entire episode to think about how you're going to finish things out and how you're going to finish things out strongly. So sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcast.

Hello. Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast, and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Angela Singleton of Angela, it's awesome to have you on the show.

Angela Singleton 02:15

Hey, how are you?

Gresham Harkless 02:16

Doing phenomenal. I appreciate you taking some time off. Before we start to jump in, I wanted to read a little bit more about Angela so you can hear about all the awesome things that she's doing.

Angela is a portrait artist in the Baltimore metropolitan area with a specialty in newborn photography. Angela's artistic goal is to honor the compelling bond between a parent and child by documenting the connection that children bring to the lives of parents. Angela is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America and volunteers or service with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep for bereavement photography.

Angela, are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?

Angela Singleton 02:51

Yes, I am.

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