Orlando’s coworking space perfect for up-and-coming photographer’s business

Norman Yu, 35, enjoys helping people. It’s why he became a nurse. It’s also why he became a photographer.

Yu is the owner of Norman Yu Photography, a boutique photography company that specializes in weddings. Though he still has his nursing license and works as a nurse once a week, Yu fuels his passion for art and capturing special moments by taking photos.

Norman Yu of Norman Yu Photography
Norman Yu is a boutique photographer and a CoLab Orlando member.

How long have you been here at CoLab?

About a year and eight months.

How did you hear about CoLab?

It’s kind of funny. When I had just moved back from Los Angeles, I was meeting clientele at the local Starbucks and Panera. I visited a friend’s job, who’s an attorney, and I saw at his workplace that there was a central conference room and five or six attorneys working out of this office. They all worked for themselves but shared amenities.

I realized this was what I needed for myself. I looked up coworking spaces and did a tour with CoLab and the first time I walked in I realized this was exactly what I needed. Primarily, what I needed CoLab for was a professional place to meet clients. Then, six months later, I inquired about a suite. It was perfect for me. It was a no-brainer.

What does your suite look like?

It’s about 14½ by 9 feet, but it’s just what I need. I’ve got my gallery images up and two tables, one to meet with clients, the other where I do my editing.

What’s your favorite part about working downtown?

Everything is pretty much a block away. I can walk to everything. Professionally, meeting with clients on Orange Avenue, a lot of clients mention after each meeting about what a great location I’ve got. It’s pretty awesome. I love it.

What makes being involved with CoLab so great?

The location and the number of amenities you get are huge. The WiFi, the fax machine, the copy machine, the conference rooms, the lounge areas they have, it all transforms into a lot of value. And then there’s the networking potential. Everyone’s door is always open. It’s a network you can easily step into and bounce a lot of ideas off of each other.

Colab Orlando provides a collaborative and creative workspace with enhanced services for local startups and businesses looking to grow and be challenged. Want to see for yourself? We’ll gladly give you a tour of our available spaces. Visit orlando.colabusa.com for more information.