Monday, August 1, 2011

go confidently

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau


Yes. It’s true. Really, it is. And I could not be more excited!

This past year has been insane. INSANE! Good, but insane. I had decided to start up a one-woman-shop in June 2010 as a freelance graphic designer. At first, it was a little slow, but then got kind of busy, and then got a little slow again, and now it’s starting to pick up again. Such is life.

I had really started debating adding photography to that business. I shied away from it many times, but the thought, desire, curiosity, longing kept coming back.

A little back story…
Really, ever since I could remember (and I’ve asked my parents who have confirmed it) I’ve been obsessed with art. I used to draw all the time. For days. Just sit in my room and draw as a kid, like a little kid! I used to write short fiction stories…for fun! I remember finding my parents’ camera back in 2nd or 3rd grade and just taking pictures of EVERYTHING and asking them to develop the film. For my 11th birthday my parents bought me my own camera and I spent my babysitting money developing the film on that. When I was in high school I was the one who always had the camera taking pictures at parties, sleep overs, etc. In high school I also developed my own clothing line, which of course I never did anything with, but you get the picture. Art has always been a very significant part of my life.

For my birthday a few years back, I decided to finally purchase my first DSLR professional grade camera. Not having any real goals in mind, I started taking pictures, again, of EVERYTHING! My dog is a professional model now (just kidding, but he should be).

So this nagging at my heart really, has stemmed from a deep seeded love of art and creativity. I’ve decided to turn my passion into more than just a hobby. I’ve officially opened up my photography services to the public and could not be more thrilled about it! I’ve learned so much over the past few years in regards to photography and business. I’m even more excited that I have a few photo sessions lined up with some friends here in Austin and then in Phoenix when I go back to visit. Photography to me is just a means of freezing time for a split second to capture the beauty around me. I so enjoy photographing love and happiness. To me, it’s the ultimate beauty and I am beyond thrilled that I have the opportunity to share my passion with others!




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Thanks for reading!
Jen




2 comments:

  1. Good for you! Congratulations! I'm sure it's going to be a huge success!

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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