One of my favorite things that I’ve done with my business is create a community amongst all my brides! They see each other’s faces on the blog, get to read about each other’s stories and get to know each other in our Facebook group! But each year I like to do something that takes that community one step further and host a holiday party at my house so they can actually meet each other in person!
You guys have probably seen that I’ve been dabbling in film lately. Just a little bit here and there. So when I was planning our trip to Charleston, I was wrestling with the decision of whether to use my film or digital camera on the trip. I was hesitant to use the film camera since I had just started shooting film and I didn’t want to come back from the trip with no decent pictures! But you gotta learn somehow, so I shot the whole trip on film!
Last year, we went on a family trip to NYC with my family. This was Branden’s first time to the city and honestly, he wasn’t that excited. He’s not really a big city guy and hates shoulder to shoulder crowds. But as we returned home from that trip, Branden was already making plans for how we could live there one day! This magical city stole both our hearts so we knew we had to get back there ASAP!
One year ago this week, I made one of the biggest and scariest decisions of my life. I took a leap of faith in myself and in my future. I chose quality over quantity, family over security, passion over boredom. One year ago I left my safe well-paying corporate career to pursue my wedding photography business full time.
To say that I was pretty excited about the first Audrey Rose Workshop last week would be an understatement. I would say that I had every emotion in the book leading up to last week. Excited, anxious, nervous- you name it! This workshop was a labor of love where I put everything I had into creating an experience for these attendees that would teach them everything single thing I have learned about this business. I wasn’t holding anything back!
We’ve all been there. People in all walks of life will experience this at least once, but likely more than once. The ugly comparison monster. The thing that allows us to feel like failures or inadequate simply because of the success of people around us. No matter how successful you are, you still feel like it’s not enough. For me, this feeling was at it’s peak just recently.