I'm thankful for my job.
They say that if you do something that you love everyday you don't work a day in your life. I have been on both sides of the spectrum. After I finished school, I worked at a local horse barn for about a year. Getting out of school is and can be a stressful experience, not the mention the fact that I have been in Savannah for the last 3 years where it's warm! All I knew is that I needed to make money to be able to find a place to live. After 8 months of working there, I realized that statement at the beginning. "If you do something that you love everyday you don't work a day in your life." I realized that I had lost myself. I lost my love for photography. I couldn't tell you the last time I had picked up a camera. I would go into to work and just expect things to go poorly. That moment was the moment that I knew it was time to make a change.
I had started to make plans to leave my job at the barn and start my journey of helping couples with their weddings. I had an experience from my wedding that made me sad after receiving my own photographs. I knew that I needed to be set on a mission to make sure no one else felt like I did. So I started to build my business with my partner/husband/best friend Dakota! It has been quite the journey for us, but as much as I have been patient and just keep jugging along things are shaping up! I get to do what I love to do every day, and the amount of joy that brings me is unreal. I wish that I was able to start this journey earlier, but I feel like I needed that time to learn more about myself. I needed that growing period, even if it felt like such a miserable time!
If any of you are experiencing something similar, please reach out! To talk about it with someone is the first step of making a better situation for yourself. It is a scary move to make when you have no idea what could happen, or worrying about paying the bills. Just be patient, trust the process, and remind yourself that it is important to your own mental health!
On that note, it is unreal to think that it has been 2 years since I have been out of school! I am happy to finally be doing something that is within my degree of photography! I had the pleasure of being able to learn so many cool processes that I hope to be able to use with my clients in the future! That's the ultimate question, what is next for our business? We are loving the new connections we are making with our clients, and being able to give back memories to our clients! At the end of the day, my love and passion for film is still very real! Our plan is to combine our two loves together! Weddings and film photography. Don't worry! It won't all film. We will still utilize digital because some things are just easier in digital. However, our plan for this year is to start incorporating detail shots and some of the Bride & Groom. We understand that not everyone is going to want film, so we don't want it to be the majority of our focus for our clients! We are so excited to be able to bring this into our business, and be able to support our clients with their needs!
Yay for film!