Garden Of The Gods - Colorado.
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;
Thoughts of doubt fill my mind on many days. Everytime I try something new. They come. When I decided to go full time with my photography, they came. I pushed them back and embraced the tasks. As a photographer there are many days where you have to take it as it comes and dive in. There are times where nothing seems to be going right. There is no stopping though. Making the best of every circumstance it was photographers do. The faster you learn to adapt as a photographer they better you and your pictures will be because of it!
Over the last several months I have grown to know the fact of if you don't make it happen you will always be stuck in the rut of just letting life come and go. This is the same in business and in life. I got stuck in this rut for several years. I worked my butt off overtime and came home to work on my photography business. Without realizing it I got used to the normal and didn't try as hard to make my photography full-time. I didn't really knowing what to do to make things happen for my business. I read a blog post recently which puts my thoughts into words better than I ever could. He talks about being intentional about what you do. Here is the link, I encourage you to read it. http://davidduchemin.com/2014/03/desperate-intention/
Last year I launched my photography business into full-time as my only means of income! I have never been more excited about doing what I love. I also started a new website and began making another dream of mine come to life. Missions Photography! Yes the doubts are there. What if I can't make enough money to live? What if all my business fizzles out and I don't have any photography jobs lined up? What if I have to stop doing what I love just to make ends meat? But the rewards and feeling of accomplishment far out way the doubts, meeting a bride for the first time, taking pictures of a newborn baby, capturing the excitement of a graduating senior, or waiting for the sun to rise of the horizon. I love what I do and I with God’s help I will make it work!
There are days where I don't have a photo shoot, appointment, emails to answer, or things on the website to tweak. There are days where my creative juices are not flowing and I have no idea what to write on the blog. But on the flip side are days where I have no time. Every minute is filled with editing, sorting, shooting, e-mailing, creating books, writing, and traveling.
Through the last several years I have learned allot about running a business. About embracing life, the moments and opportunities that God gives me every day! Looking for and capturing those sacred and special moments is what I strive to do. I want to live life to the fullest, to cherish the little moments and embrace the big ones. I don't want to sit back and wait for opportunities to come. I want get off the couch, off of facebook and twitter, and get out there to make things happen.
I have learned that my business is the same as with my relationship with family and friends, I have to pursue that relationship. I have to make it work, building and investing meaningful time into growing that business as a relationship.
I want to make a difference in the lives of people around me. My family, friends, and people I meet along the way. I want to live the life God put me here to live. I don't want to sit back and watch others live their dreams and wish that I was doing the same. I am going to get out there and make it happen! You don't have to be a world traveler, or third world missionary to make a difference. But you do need to be intentional about being the difference in your world, no matter where you are today!
Do what you do best, and let God take care of the rest! ;-)
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Photographing Life's Adventure!
Wedding, Portrait, and Event Photographer.