I have been feeling down. I’m pretty sure some of you could really tell at some times, and that’s okay. It’s okay to feel uninspired, lifeless, or pathetic at what you do. Because that just gives you a reason to pick yourself back up and do it even better.
As many of you know, my little family moved down here to SC in April of 2012. It’s so hard to believe that we’ve been living here for almost 2 years already. Since then, business hasn’t been the best. I didn’t expect it to be, but I’ve always had high hopes. Before we moved, my business in KY was just starting to kick off, which is such a bummer, because moving meant that I had to literally start all over again. Over two years of work…gone. It’s really discouraging knowing that I could’ve been somewhere much farther than where I am right now if we hadn’t moved, BUT…things happen. And sometimes, for the better.
If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen where I’ve talked about “An amazing opportunity” falling at my feet. And it didn’t just fall at my feet, it kinda slapped me in the face. I had to make a difficult decision in less than a few days about whether or not I would want to accept this opportunity and potentially get my business where it needs to be.
SOOOOO….what is this amazing opportunity?! I’m so curious!
I received an email from someone who runs a preschool/daycare close to here (not gonna release the location, exactly), and wants ME (YES, ME!!) to take the children’s school photos! My jaw literally dropped to the floor when I read this email and I just couldn’t believe it. I’ve been praying for something like this to happen for me and my business. I needed something telling me that it’s absolutely worth it and that I shouldn’t quit just yet……and this was it.
So, why was this such a difficult decision? I have to come up with many things for these photos that I don’t typically use or even have the money to get right now. I need a backdrop and stand (which I can make myself, but still need funds), plus props for the kids and for some babies. I have to fully feel in my heart that everything that I give to the parents of these children will be loved and that I will make sales from what the parents order. Being so heavy on my heart, I wasn’t exactly sure that this was for me at all because I’m not a studio photographer at all, haha. But the school is proving me with a room with lots of natural light, so that will work wonderfully! So…on that note, I accepted this job with great pride and confidence. I am very proud of the decision that I have made and cannot wait to see these children’s smiling faces.
I appreciate any thoughts, kind words, and prayers that any of you have already given me throughout the process of deciding what to do and I’ll definitely love them even more while the day approaches 🙂
But until the day does come, I have decided to do some mini sessions in Spartanburg or around the area to cover the cost of the equipment and props that I would need for the kids’ photos.
These are going to be short, fun little sessions for anyone who wants to book! I will be doing them on all weekends leading up to May 1st, as long as the weather permits.
Digital files on disk
It’s as simple as that. Fantastic deal and a great time to get those pictures done before Easter! 🙂
Once again, thank you all for the support and prayers. Everything is appreciated. *muah!*
Until next time…