When Hurricane Katrina hit many years ago, my parent’s restaurant was one of the few that wasn’t completely destroyed along the coast of Biloxi, MS. It was a devastating period for the community. Food options were scarce, and many grocery stores were lost. To help the town rebuild, my parents changed the menu of their buffet restaurant so that the community could eat for cheap at $4.99 instead of $9.99. They also gave away free food for a whole month to police, firefighters, and first responders.
Their act of generosity during that time is a memory I will never forget because it changed my perspective on life.
I remember being so proud of them and forming this very distinct thought: “I guess it’s not just about money. You can make real change and impact people for the better with a business. I hope I can own a business someday too.” My parents didn’t know it then, but what they did shaped my path to become an entrepreneur.
WHY MUSÉE STUDIOS EXISTS
Some people are pre-disposed for numbers, science, communication, and organization. I was born to be a creative. My interests have only ever been related to the arts. I’m not ashamed of that, but when people think about CEOs, they think about the Bill Gates and Warren Buffets of the world. Nobody thinks it could be the Asian girl who loves to paint, draw, take pictures, and who spent half her time in college editing audio clips.
Since I graduated from University, all I have done is continue to do what I love to do, which is to focus on the arts. I chose photography as my mode of expression, and launched Ling Wang Photography in 2011 as a freelance portrait studio. As I gained confidence in my craft, won awards, and hit all my personal milestones and goals, I started thinking about my early dream again. My dream I had as a young girl to own a company, provide jobs, and make a community impact with my business.
Having been around the block a few times, I finally understand the precious gift that God has given myself and my team. As photographers, we may not be curing cancer, but we can provide the imagery to tell the story of how someone was cured because of a new scientific discovery. In turn, more people can find out about life-saving procedures. We may not be the ones to formulate amazing skincare products, but skincare companies wouldn’t be able to sell products without captivating visuals to inspire their customers.
Photos have the power to move people to action. For better or for worse.
We sit at the junction of art and commerce because we love the arts, but we love people more. We love companies and businesses that care, that desire to do good, and serve well. If that is you and your company, Musée Studios exists to help you succeed.
I knew that on my own, I could never bring Musée Studios to fruition because I truly believe the best ideas come from working together. I needed team members that shared my vision and were passionate about creating art to serve a purpose. The growing team of photographers I recruited for Musée is experienced, professional, and trustworthy. They are people who do what they say and say what they mean. They each have their own strengths; depending on the needs of the client, we task the photographer that is the best fit for the job. Your success is their badge of honor, and once you sign to work with our team, they will treat you like family and work hard to create the amazing images you need to make your marketing efforts a success.