Typical Workday

This photo almost didn’t make the cut. I couldn’t seem to find the perfect angle to photograph this bridesmaid’s bouquet. In fact, I’m still not sure about the angle… but I sure do love the colors.

Today was a day of editing wedding photos. I also wanted to order a few mini albums, design a wedding album, design a CD cover, finalize a marketing plan, order prints, photograph new samples AND make a trip to the post office, but… you know, that was probably a bit too much to hope for.

Now that I’ve updated this blog, I get to cross two items off the list! :)


Nothing to Lose

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. -Marianne Williamson, “Return to Love”

Like most other photographers I know, I. am. SCARED. Not saying that the industry is overflowing with cowards, but… well… strangely enough, it does seem like that at times. Nearly all the photographers I have met either had to quit their full time day job to become a professional photographer or are still in that transitory period, at this very moment. That is a frightening thing. I couldn’t imagine dealing with a choice like that.

And I don’t have to.

So why am I still so scared?

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If anything, the only big decision I’ve had to make so far regarding my career was whether or not to graduate college early – and even then, I didn’t have much of a choice. Once my parents discovered how many thousands of dollars they could save, it was a done deal.

Rewind to August 2009. Fresh out of college (go Gauchos!), I made a good impression on the president of a law placement firm and scored my first “real” job as an administrative assistant. I figured out pretty quickly that it was not for me and quit two months later. What was next? To fill the time while job hunting, I began to build a photography portfolio with a far-off dream… that maybe, just maybe, I could someday make a living doing what I love.

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I am incredibly blessed to be where I am today, and the journey has only just begun. ;) It’s amazing how many people in the world despise their jobs and I have come to appreciate how fortunate I am… to start from the beginning doing something that I enjoy. I don’t have to quit a job or struggle to make ends meet. I have so much opportunity ahead of me, it’s… well, it’s scary.

Maybe the quote is right. Maybe my deepest fear has nothing to do with those doubts and insecurities I have about my creativity, my technical expertise, and my capabilities as a business owner. What if all those worries simply disappeared? Why I am I holding myself back from achieving greatness?

… There’s only one way to find out. :)

For those of you who have been there from the beginning – words cannot describe how much your support means to me. Thank you.

And to my new friends, WELCOME! Join me on my journey. :)