Justin and Mary Marantz blew me away at WPPI back in 2011, so I knew that I had to talk with them for the Field Notes podcast to share their story and words of wisdom. In this interview, learn how Mary Marantz went from Yale Law School to co-owning one of the fastest growing photography studios on the East Coast when she met her now husband, Justin.
“Nobody else in this world is going to give you permission. Nobody is ever going to write you a letter or an email or knock on your door and go, ‘Okay, now you get to go out and chase your dream.’ And nobody did that for us, and when we first decided that we were going to have the business and I was going to turn down the law firm offers, there were a lot of people who said, ‘What are you doing? You can’t be serious’…You have to be the ‘can’ in your own life. You have to be the permission that you give yourself to chase whatever it is that you want to do.” —Mary Marantz
Recommended Reading for Photographers:
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach (more geared toward women)
- Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen
A little beauty from this talented team:
Keep up with Justin and Mary on their blog.