This time last year Jake and I were sitting around delicious home-grilled Omaha steak talking about our future plans with our businesses. What was working, what wasn't...and ultimately how we are going to keep marching on being absolutely 100% happy with what we do. "Well what exactly do you want?" Jake asked me. I knew what I wanted in my head, but I could not get myself to say it out loud.
"I want to be a photographer," I mumbled.
"What do you want?"
"I want to be a photographer," I said a little louder.
"Ugh, fine! I want to be a photographer!!!!" I shouted.
I was just doing photography as a 'hobby'. I never blogged. My website had photos on it from years ago. I wanted so badly to be more successful in my photography, but that was not going change if I was just sitting around in my comfort zone doing nothing to help challenge me to grow. Jake made me shout what I wanted at the top of my lungs so I can hear it and believe it. You can't get anywhere without you believe in yourself first.
From the night on, we reworked my webpage, got better photography gear, and started a blog. My blog has been my driving force for my business. Not only can people see my work, but they can see who I am and what drives me!
So for the last year, I have blogged consistently, 150 posts to be exact. I have booked more shoots because of that and increased our wedding bookings! God has been very good to us. I am very thankful to all my fellow blog readers. Thank you for helping my business grow. Looking forward to sharing much, much more with you!