Business Profile: Tilanie Grote

Tilanie Grote
  1. What is the name of your business and what is your role? Tilanie Grote Photography – owner
  2. Describe your business in two sentences. I am a Durban-based portrait and lifestyle photographer. I focus on personal branding and family photography (and everything in-between)
  3. How long have you been in business? 9 years in October.
  4. How did you get into this business? I have always been creative and love travel and people and the two just merged.
  5. What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced, and how did you overcome it? Being shy – by constantly putting myself out there and saying yes, I am slowly getting better.
  6. What single trait/skill could you not have succeeded without? Sense of humour!
  7. What is the best business advice you’ve received? “It is what it is”- I often got all freaked out if everything wasn’t perfect for a shoot, but most of the times at least one thing isn’t, so now I accept it, deal with it and just continue.
  8. Your secret to business success is? Being authentic and consistent.
  9. What is your business goal for 2022? I have a goal to achieve a certain money value by servicing my ideal clients and having fun.
  10. Tell us one thing that not many people know about you? I spend one night under house arrest in Greece….