If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. – Seth Godin
I don’t even know where to start, but I’m going to go ahead and get on with it…starting tomorrow I’m going to be a full-time photographer. Are you surprised? Because I literally can’t believe I just typed those words either. This has been three years in the making and things have finally lined up (well enough) to allow me to embark on this new chapter in my life. I feel so many different things, but I mostly feel excited. Damn excited.
Three years ago, if you told me that I was going to be a wedding photographer I probably would have had an incredibly bewildered look on my face – at that point the only camera I owned was on my iPhone…embarrassing, but look at me now! I am most looking forward to getting to focus more on both the art and the business side of what I do, and I hope that translates into an elevated client experience for anyone that hires me. This is truly my dream job, and I want to make anyone that hires me so proud that they did. I’m also looking forward to being alone at home more (I am an INFJ, after all), spending Sundays with my husband, and rarely having to put my Theodore in his kennel.
Speaking of my husband, I wanted to say thank you to Brenden, because without him photography would never have even been a possibility. For whatever reason, he believed I’d be good at it, and sure enough, he placed my life’s inspiration and purpose in my lap. Literally – he bought the camera for me, because I couldn’t afford one at that time. Not to mention, all the support he’s given me along the way, because no one wants this more for me than he does.
I also can’t forget to give a shoutout to everyone that has supported me along the way…especially those who took a chance on me in the very beginning! I will forever be indebted to you for helping to give me the confidence to keep pushing forward and to believe in myself! SO THANK YOU!
I still feel some intimidation by doing photography full time, but I would rather take a chance and fail, then regret never having tried. I believe that the risk will be worth it, so here goes nothing.