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Episode 56: Mike Larson

October 2, 2008

mikelarson_new1.jpgMike Larson was working in the photo department of a Long’s Drugstore when he was first getting into photography. Now, he’s an internationally renown wedding and portrait photographer, speaker, instructor, and a WPPI “Young Gun.”  What does it take to go from Long’s Drugs lackey, to photographer superstar? In this free for all episode, Mike shares his passion and his heart. We spend a good amount of time talking about his love for surfing and how eventually how that relates to photography. He tells us about the time when he was so burnt out on weddings and turned his lens towards surf and sports photography, then how he made his way back to weddings. The lessons he learned along the way have greatly improved his business and his brand, not the least of which is having a balance between fulfillment in your job, and making a living.

With as many destination weddings as he does, and with his busy teaching schedule, I ask him how his business affects his marriage to his beautiful wife of three years, Rachel. He gets really personal and open about the challenges they faced, including getting out from under a lot of debt. We cover the whole gamut in this one. And yes, I do ask him about the origin of the photography stunt he’s famous for: tossing and spinning his Canon in the air above the bridal party to take a series of snap shots. Crazy man!

The musical outro for this week’s episode is “Surfin’ Party” by The Digbees, courtesy of Triple Scoop Music.

Embeddable PlayerNext week, we have a very funny and heart-felt interview with Ann Hamilton.

  1. October 3, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Another fantastic interview Ron!!! I don’t know Mike very well but I really enjoyed his interview. The commitment to his faith and family comes first and that is beautiful. It’s so hard to keep a positive balance of it all and he and his wife seem to be doing it well… it gets even harder when you have kids in the mix! It’s a balancing act!

    Thank you Ron for continuing to bless this industry!!!


    ~ Dawn

  2. October 3, 2008 at 10:52 am

    This is such a fabulous interview! My husband and I both admire Mike and Rachel and it’s so encouraging to hear their perspectives about marriage and business. Thanks for the great interview Ron!

    Daisy Moffatt

  3. October 6, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Mike & Rachel Larson are two wonderful people. I love them! 🙂 Thanks for interviewing them!!

  4. October 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Kenny, thanks for the kind comments. Ron, thanks for the honor of being on the show! have a great day…

  5. October 8, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Great interview…I’m working on a project with Mike. He is truly a stand-up and inspirational guy. Congrats to both you and Mike success in your industries.

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