I’ve held a few odd jobs in my 26 years. Hostess, telemarketer, food writer, dating service headshot photographer, word processor, lingerie sales associate, receptionist, envelope stuffer, real estate photographer, classified ads sales associate, cookie baker …
I even spent an entire summer unstapling paperwork and paperclipping it back together. Seriously.
But the only job that’s held my interest for longer than about a year is this one. This month marks my fifth year of being in business, and I still completely love it. This is the only job that has ever made me feel truly lucky to do what I do.
After five years in business, I am filled with total and complete gratitude. I am grateful to all the couples and families that have allowed me to be a part of their lives. I’m thankful that when I was confused about what I wanted to do in life my brilliant sister suggested I help a friend-of-a-friend with a wedding, just to feel it out. I’m thankful that I fell backwards into this career when I was only 21 – I don’t know if I ever would have found it forwards. I am thankful that I get to do something I love every day. I don’t take that lightly.
This gallery is a flashback of the first wedding I ever photographed alone – Gayla and Richard at the Evergreen Lakehouse back in 2005. This couple was brave to hire me, and they essentially started my career. I owe them.
Thank you to everyone who has continued to support me through this adventure called owning a business. And if you’d like a little thank you gift, how about 50% off prints or digital files for the next two weeks? Visit your gallery HERE to automatically get the discount :)