I'm not much for words. I prefer to let my photography do the work, but here I go.
Starting today... Monday, February 1st, I'm going full-time with my photography and marketing business.
As exciting as that seems, it's been something I've been scared to do for a long time now. I wanted to do it when I left my last job, and I wanted to do it before Covid hit. When 2020 was finally done and I looked back on how much my business had grown this year, I'm finally ready to make the leap.
Now 2020 was a challenging year, but I also think it was my biggest year for growth as well. I brought on new clients, started offering more services, and my passion for photography continued to strengthen.
Sure I owe a lot of this success to my hard work, but there is no way I could do this without every single person that has helped me along the way. To my high school friends who would model for me when I tried to figure out how to use my camera, to the professors at Wesleyan that helped me hone my craft, to the countless friends, family members and clients that have booked me and recommended me. Nothing goes unnoticed and I'm eternally grateful for everything that has gotten me to this point.
I'm terrified. Sure I have this amazing support system in place, but I am doing the bulk of this on my own. There's no one to fall back on if I make a mistake or a team to help me problem solve. I've always been part of a team, so running solo is scary.
And though I'm nervous, I'm more excited than anything else. This business has been my pride and joy for a long time now and I can't believe I have the opportunity to do it full-time. I can't wait to get to help so many more clients, to continue to improve my photography and marketing skills, and devote more time and energy into something that I truly love.
So thank you, first of all for making it all the way through my rambling thoughts, and secondly, to being the greatest support system this world has to offer.
Lastly, if you know anyone needing photography, design or marketing work... well, let me know! I can't wait for this new chapter in my life!