Name: Bentley Waters
Company: Bentley Waters Photography
Lives In: Chappaqua, NY
Link to your Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/bentleywaters/
About Me : I am a mother to my two boys who are the light of my life.
I love all things Texas-related, as that’s where I’m from. Yee-haw, queso, bluebonnets and margaritas all have a very special place in my heart.
I can’t whistle. In my next life, just for kicks, I want to come back as Jay-Z. It was my mother’s death that inspired me to start my photography business. I have two obsessions: being organized and interior design.
Sex & The City will never get old to me. I can make some killer guacamole. I’ve been photographing families in and around NYC for nearly 10 years and I still get butterflies at the beginning of every shoot.
My dream car is a 1964 Mustang convertible, preferably light blue with white interior. I am married to the funniest person I know. Public speaking makes we want to vomit. I can’t count the number of books I’ve started and haven’t finished. When people ask me why I decided to be a family photographer, I tell them I combined the two things in my life I love the most.
What are your skills?: Photography
Where did you go to school?: Syracuse University
International Center of Photography
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Sponsorship, Friendship, Networking, and Inspiration.
Personal passions, charities or hobbies you love?: I love to:
go to museums
decorate and organize my home
music - I love a good concert
ski with my boys
hike with our boston terrier
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: Looking to meet like-minded mothers who have their own businesses, share stories, network, and hopefully work together.
What are your brand goals for this year?: I'm looking to gain new clientele this year. I would also love to partner with new brands in the hopes of photographing new subjects.
Words you live by/quotes you love?: Just do it.
Slow and steady wins the race.
It's a marathon, not a sprint.
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?: Be true to yourself and stick with what you love because If you do what you love you will succeed.
Name one thing that scares the shit out of you?: public speaking
What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?: I have two tattoos, one of which is on my lower back and I hate it.
What part of your business do you feel needs the most focus // support // love right now?: Growth! Hoping to grow and expand this year.
If you could tell your 20 year old self one thing, what would it be? : Don't stray off into PR for 6 years before coming back to photography. Stand up to your parents and tell them you can make living in photography.