Happy New Year everybody!
I hope this holiday season has been relaxing and energizing for you all. It’s been busy here, to say the least! We’ve had family get-together’s and company parties just about every weekend in December. But as fun as it’s been, I’m ready for some relaxation.
As 2018 has come to a close, I’ve been reflecting on all that has happened this past year. As some of you know, I’ve been in business since 2011, and I have seriously loved every second of it. However, it was never my main priority. I had convinced myself so many times that I could never make photography my main source of income. I had allowed myself to believe, over and over again, that I wasn’t good enough or cut out for this. But this past year, I had decided that was going to change. Because with a new year, comes new possibilities!
For a long time, my amazing husband had been trying to convince me to quit my day job and focus solely on photography. Little by little, he helped me realize that if I continue to let it sit on the back burner, that if I continued to allow myself to believe that I could never take it anywhere, IT WOULD NEVER GO ANYWHERE!
I’ve loved photography since as long as I can remember. I can’t even tell you how many disposable cameras (yes, this was in fact my medium!) my parents bought me just so I could photograph whatever my little heart desired. They helped feed a passion that God had instilled in me from the beginning. And to this day, there is literally nothing that brings me more joy and fulfillment than being able to capture the love that a couple has for one another. To me, there is seriously nothing more beautiful.
What does all of this have to do with this past year, you might be wondering? Well, I’ll tell you! With a giant push from my husband, and a slap upside the head from God, I quit my day job and began focusing on something that I loved, something that I was passionate about. Couples! Photography! Love! And I’ll tell you what, I have never been happier!
Has this past year had it’s share of struggles? YES! Have I had moments of doubt, wondering whether or not this was really what God had for me? YES! But I have resolve; resolve to continue my pursuit of knowledge and growth in this industry. I have passion; passion to share love stories that would just make you weak in the knees. And I have desire; desire to love people to my utmost ability. To surround myself with people who want nothing more than to love, and be loved in return.
What does 2019 have in store for you?
Better yet, what do YOU have in store for 2019? My plan is to continue this amazing journey the Lord has led me on, and to give everything I am and have so that others can enjoy and love this wonderful adventure that we’re on together.