#LAWGOALS: Interview With Laura Boyd - Legally Bold

#LAWGOALS: Interview With Laura Boyd

Welcome to episode 2 of the Legally Bold web series:

#LAWGOALS: People With Law Degrees You Want to Grow Up To Be!

This episode features the award-winning photographer (and former lawyer), Laura Boyd.  I met Laura at a retreat 5 years ago and have been in awe of her creativity, hustle, and heart ever since.  

Laura has been a photographer and entrepreneur in NYC for 10 years and has been running her boudoir photography business, Own Your Sexy™, for 9 years.  

This year Laura added fine art portraiture to her service offerings resulting in this photo:  


Laura is also responsible for all of the photos on the Legally Bold website.  In this interview, you’ll learn all about:

  • Trial by Fire: How Laura went solo 1 year after passing the bar and how she learned to handle cases in court (@5:19);
  • Transitions: How Laura tried on a few careers like legal assisting, real estate, and legal recruiting before becoming a photographer (@9:27);
  • Living The Dream in Paris:  Learn how Laura funded her dream of moving to Paris and learning french full time (@13:46);
  • Document Review:  Hear about the recruiter side of document review – what it means for your bottom line and resume (@14:32);
  • Big Law Shuffle – Learn what it really takes to get into a large law firm, and how the odds may be against you because you didn’t go to the right law school (@19:55); and
  • Making It In Photography:  Finally, hear how a suggestion that Laura “take some headshots or something” turned into an award-winning photography studio. (@25:21)

You can find the interview here:

#LAWGOALS: Interview with Laura Boyd

After viewing the conversation, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.  You can connect with Laura on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Laura Boyd says January 10, 2019

I love this so much, Toya! Thank you so much for sharing it! I just watched it over and realized we chatted when I was still planning on moving to Knoxville. 😮 It turns out that I am STAYING in NYC, so people can still come and book me here in my Manhattan studio anytime. 🙂

    Toya Gavin says January 10, 2019

    I’m glad you liked the post Laura! Your story is really helpful in demonstrating to people what transitions really look like. 🙂

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