Being a Photographer, A Mother and a Wife by Katie Gove

Here is an interview I did with a talented photographer named Katie Gove of Williams Gove Photography, about what motivates her to be the best version of herself and the best career woman, mommy and wife.

How do you balance your business, your two beautiful children and still be a good wife?

I don’t (She laughs), I take it day by day and what I see that needs to be addressed will be addressed at that time. Whether it be cleaning the house, taking care of a sick child, or being able to edit while the kids are at school or taking a nap.

What Motivates you to get out of bed every morning? and why?

My kids and my business. Cause my kids need food, clothes a roof over their head and I can’t give that to them without going to that 30 minute session and giving it my all.

Do you set daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals for your business and your family?  If so what are they?

For my family I set daily goals, they are very easy like make the kids happy that day, clean the kitchen, or do the laundry.  From a business stand point I try to do monthly and yearly goals.  Monthly would be let’s try to shoot X amount of sessions in that month or X amount of photo sales within that month.  Yearly company goals are to take a workshop or two, and strive to be that much better of a photographer.

Do you find that goals help you to motivate yourself? and why?

100% yes.  It keeps me accountable and on track.  I feel that if I keep goals, its not about reaching them, its about the fact that I tried and will keep on trying to reach them.

Do you believe that you worked hard to get to where you are or do you feel that most of it fell in your lap?

Oh no, I worked very hard to get to where I am today and while I had help in the form of babysitters, financial help here and there and referrals, 95% of what I have today is because I did it on my own.

Is there anything you wish you could go back and change? As it relates to business or family?

Umm… Honestly I don’t think so.  If I had to do it all over again, I would probably do it the exact same way.

What advice can you share w oithther people who are learning to get motivated and set goals?

Don’t give up.  You might not always reach those goals, but at least you tried and give yourself a pat on the back for that.

Final statement from Katie:

Just strive to be your best and only you can tell you what that best would be for yourself.

I want to take a moment to thank Katie for sharing intimate details about how she motivates herself to be the best version of herself.  I have known Katie for many years and I have seen her work go from okay to unbelievable.   She is a glowing example of a woman who works so hard to be the best at what she does.  She even juggles being “Basically” a single mom, while her husband works and goes to school all week.  They made this sacrifice for their family but that doesn’t make it any easier.  She truly is a great motivator as she prospers through her career and gives strength to the people around her.  I wish you so much luck Katie.  You are only going to get better at everything you do because you have the motivation and the goals in place to make it happen.

If you want to share your motivational tips and goals, either become a guest blogger or schedule an interview with Nicole to create your article about motivation.  Thank you for reading!

If you are interested in hiring Katie Gove of Williams Gove Photography, call her at 561-972-1181 or email her at

Here is a picture of me that she did the other day.  She really is a very talented photographer.  She works all over the Treasure Coast and some of Palm Bach County.


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Photo of Nicole (Founder of Motivation with Nicole) by Katie of Williams Gove Photography.

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