Meet Van Brooks – entrepreneur and Founder of Vant.agepoint Photography , originally I’m from an island in Honduras called Roatan.
Van is a navy veteran, registered nurse in the healthcare industry, and professional photographer with a growing wedding and portraits photography business.
We caught up with Van Brooks for a quick Q&A. Check out his answers below and make sure to follow him on social media for updates.
Tell me about your background? What did you study in college? Major? University/College?
“Hello, my name is Van. I’m a United States navy veteran. I spent 8 years on active duty and did another 2 in the reserves. I completed a tour in Afghanistan in 2010-2011. Originally I’m from an island in Honduras called Roatan. I moved to Miami at the age of 12, completed high school there, and joined the military shortly after I graduated. Now I’m a registered nurse and I run a wedding and portraits photography business on the side. I attended Florida International University where I earned my degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing.”
Tell me about your brands/businesses? How did you start them and why? When did you start?
“I have always had a passion and an eye for photography. I started shooting professionally in 2015 after I got out of the military. Aside from my passion for photography I wanted to turn my talent into a business capturing the beautiful moments in people’s lives. “
What made you want to create your business? and? How did you come up with the name of your business?
“Like I’ve mentioned before I’ve always had a passion for photography but it wasn’t until a good friend of mine who has been doing photography for 15 years told me that I should turn my talent into a business. I took that advice and haven’t looked back since. I chose the name Vant.agepoint Photography because my name(Van) is in the title and it was a very unique fit for me.”
What are your goals for yourself and your business? Short-term? Long-term?
“My short term goals for my business is to able grow and reach more people who enjoy my style of photography and want me to capture memorable moments of themselves and or their families. Long term I would like branch out globally and be able travel to do the job that I love and continue creating beautiful images for a wide range of different cultures.”
Who is your inspiration? What inspires you?
“My mother and father have always been my inspiration in life and in anything I do. They taught me to work hard and to give my full dedication to anything I’m doing so I can produce the best results. I look to them for continued inspiration and the values they taught me are embedded in my workflow.”
What is one of your greatest accomplishments? What has been your most memorable moment since starting your business?
“One of my greatest accomplishments is most certainly completing my nursing degree, along with starting up my photography business while I was still in college. My most memorable moment since starting my business is seeing the look of amazement on the faces of brides and grooms that I have photographed. It brings me great joy to see the looks of satisfaction on my clients faces when I deliver their photos.”
What projects are you currently working on? What is the future for your brand?
“Currently I’m working on a project with Regal Empire Dobermans, a family pet company out of Atlanta. I help create content, concepts, and professional line photo-books for their company and the families they provide service to.”
Any influencers, celebrities or brands you want to work with or collaborate with?
“Honestly I would like to work with any and or all of the big brands. I would love to bring my vision and my style of shooting to any influencer, celebrity, or brand given the opportunity. With that being said, no brand is too little for me to work with. Just let me know what the assignment is and I’m there with my camera!”
Phone Number: (305) 399-9231
Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/vant.agepoint/