Has your religion influenced you through your whole life? On today’s show that is just the case as our guest grew up in a Christian family with good clean fun all around him, despite the influence of a “hippy commune.” Starting off his career path as part of the church, he eventually found a new devotion to photography when he fell in love with traveling.

Phillip Van Nostrand of Phillip vn  Photography not only has the talent of capturing perfect photos for weddings and other events, but also has photographed in 30+ countries as he travels somewhere new, abroad every year. Phil already has his ultimate formula for life complete, as most people are still trying to figure out how to build an ideal life for themselves. Listen in and hear how Phil’s fascinating and unique upbringing transformed into his passion for traveling and photography.

Show Highlights:

  • The influence growing up Christian had on Phil
  • When photography came into Phil’s life
  • Phil’s first travel experience
  • Falling into his career
  • Wedding photography versus commercial photography
  • Networking strengths for Phil
  • The process Phillip follows at a networking event
  • Vowing to go deeper in the relationships Phil already had
  • Phil’s unpublished book “How to Live An Epic Freelance Life”
  • Creating a lifestyle that allows for the humanness
  • Earning enough money within days to be able to take off weeks
  • Living life to the fullest and figuring out the formula that works best
  • Traveling abroad once a year
  • Selling photo boxes and where the concept came from


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