Trying to find all the layers. 😂 It takes a lot of concentration.
It’s hard to believe it’s already been six years. When thinking back to the beginning there was SO MUCH I didn’t know. I didn’t even know the words to use to ask the questions I didn’t know I had yet.
Sometimes I forget how far I’ve come. How much I’ve learned over the years.
Our Houseguest is taking a photography course this semester. It’s been so much fun listening to her. Trying to figure out what aperture is. How aperture and shutter speed work together. And what is ISO anyways?
I’ve had a blast answering all her questions. Not only because it makes me better, but also because it reminds me how much I’ve learned over the years.
So many stunning Watson Brides! So many wedding trains. 🙂
When I started, I had my Canon Rebel T3i, a space to work and nothing but sheer determination.
I shot my first wedding just a couple of days after officially incorporating RWP. An unexpected connection and a huge blessing. It never should have happened.
I booked 5-10 more weddings off my new portfolio and did 30 weddings in my first year.
Why do photographers do this?
2014, 2015, 2018
Still can’t figure out my hair. 😂
But for some reason, God showed up in this. I don’t talk about it much here, but God’s a huge part of my life.
My Mom always says when things start falling into place. When the ducks fall in a row, God may be directing you somewhere.
That was certainly true for me.
I had just bought my camera when my Mom heard about a free class to learn more about photography and the mechanics of the camera.
Honestly, the class was a little overload for me. I don’t remember much and I never looked through the material after. However, at the end of the class, they raffled off a few things.
I actually won a camera bag!
It was totally awesome. My Mom just leaned over and said, “Another duck.”
Not long after that, I got a random text message from Thumbtack. I had never heard of it and I had no idea how they got my number, but I checked it out.
I booked 56 jobs on Thumbtack over the next 2.5 years. I never should have found the site. Another duck.
God delights in us, especially when we seek Him and His will. He knows my heart. He knows how He created me. Fierce. Passionate. Problem Solver. Joyful. Adventurous. People Person. Optimist.
I’m right where I’m supposed to be and I LOVE what I get to do.
Over the last 6 years I’ve learned a lot, but if I had to give you just 6, here is what I have for you.
Just a few of my thoughts as I sit here reflecting over the past 6 years. Thanks for going on this journey with me. 🙂 I’m grateful for you and I’m looking forward to this next year.
Much Love Friend,
PS. Do you have something you want to see Behind The Lens? Let me know! I always love hearing from you. 🙂
Tips & Tricks Entrepreneurs & Brides
February 10, 2020