An update on my business shift

I’d like to start by saying that things so far are going well. I was introduced to Creative Live around two months ago through a Google search. What they essentially do is offer classes on so many subjects. Too many to list. But one of their main focuses is photography. They bring in amazing photographers to give classes on certain types of photography. Types, such as, newborn, glamour, and wedding. The latter is my favorite. And I think it always will be. I’m not going to list names, because unless you are in the photography world, you probably wouldn’t recognize them. But there is one name I am going to list. Jasmine Star.

I have to start out by just saying, huge answer to a big prayer. As I stated before, I love weddings. And I’ve been praying and wondering how to make my wedding photography business grow. I’ve been googling like a mad woman. Like my life depended on it. I was reading everything and watching every video I came across. And while I was finding terrific resources, different photographers had different styles, which meant I was getting direction that contradicted the previous thing I had just learned. Confusion was starting to set in. I decided to go to Creative Live and see what was going on there. I mean, it really couldn’t hurt. I went to the schedule of upcoming classes and came across a thirty day class that she was teaching. It was starting in ten days. And it was on wedding photography. I signed up. Best decision I’ve made in a long time. Jasmine Star is a God send for doing this class.

I have been learning and growing and figuring out so many new things. There have been questions I’ve had for years that are getting answered. All of these things are going to help me grow my wedding photography business and market it even better. And I’m doing this for you, my client. I want to give you the photos that you have dreamed of for your big day. I want to capture those moments that only you and your (future)spouse will see on your wedding day. I want to make sure that you remember every single detail down to the napkin rings and the place cards. Those are my goals and aspirations for my business.

And I’d like to invite you to watch as these things happen. Until next time

Do Well and Do Good

J

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My life, my business, and re-branding

So, I’ve started a sentence about 3 or 4 times for this particular post and I keep erasing it. I just can’t decide really how to start it. This post won’t include photos or a cute story of how a couple met or how I know someone or how cute a baby is. But let’s face it, babies are cute. And sometimes ridiculously cute. Okay, not to get off subject. I want to share a little about myself with you.

By now, you’ve guessed I’m a photographer and an entrepreneur. I live with my husband, four children, and two spoiled dogs. My husband and I have been married for 13 years and are more madly in love now, than when we got married. We have three boys and a girl. They keep us busy and laughing. There’s never a dull moment in our lives.

My journey to becoming a photographer didn’t start when I was younger. I didn’t think to myself as a teenager, ‘Hey, this is what I want to do with my life’. No. My journey started out of necessity. While on vacation one year, my little Kodak point and shoot was stolen. At the time, I was heart broken, because I had photos of my then, three children on an SD card inside the camera. I had to resort to using my phone, which had a 2.5 MP camera on it. That’s when I made the decision to invest in a “good” camera. It’s been one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Jesus took something bad and turned it into something amazing. From there, it has snowballed into what I have now. A business I love.

For a while now, I’ve been considering moving into mostly wedding and wedding related event photography. And what I mean by that is engagement photography, bridal photography, boudoir photography, and weddings. These areas are my absolute favorite. When I think of photographing a wedding, I get the most amazing feeling of excitement. The thought of getting to capture the day that a bride has planned since she was a little girl, gives me the best feeling. The day that she turned into a game when she was 10 as she walked down an “aisle” made of the chairs in her parents dining room which seated her stuffed animals and dolls. The day that she turned into a notebook of clippings from ten different magazines. Clippings of engagement rings with diamonds so large, they should be kept under the tightest of security. Cut outs of dresses so exquisite, that her father might have to take out a second mortgage to pay for it. And bridesmaids dresses so beautiful, that her best friends would want to wear them over and over again. The day where all of her planning has finally come together and her wedding dreams are realized. Her day. This, is what I want to do with the rest of my photographic career.

I understand that this may take some time, but I’m willing to wait for what I want. I’m constantly learning more and always trying to further my education. I have decided to work towards certification also. It’s a new area of my life and I look forward to discovering it. Til next time.

Do Well and Do Good

J