Friday, January 25, 2013

Just Breathe

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I've been so stressed lately.   But in a good way I guess.  I decided that this was going to be the year that I'm going to begin taking baby steps to start my photography business.

It's kinda scary, because when it comes to all things business related, I'm completely clueless.  I'm been on the computer for the past few weeks trying to perfect a website, but I'm pretty clueless with that as well.

So much to so much to do and I don't even know everything that needs to be done.  Contracts, model release forms, website tech stuff, business cards, marketing strategies, portfolio...the list goes on.  I have been feeling a little discouraged.  Not to mention the dirty dishes covering my counter, clean laundry piled high on the couch, and even more dirty laundry in the baskets and on the floor.

Lucy walks up to me yesterday morning and says, "The "exepossee" is chasing us, run with me mommy!"  What the "exeposse" is, I don't exactly know.  Normally I would tell her things like...not now, mommy's busy, mommy's working, go play, go watch a cartoon.  But something inside tugged at my heart strings.  Maybe it was the blue marker on her cheek or her crooked princess crown on her head, but I went with it, I ran with her around the kitchen and living room.   Then I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pics of my little princess and baby boy.

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It felt good to forget about all the things I have to do and just play with my kids.  Taking photos is something I love to do and always makes me happy.  It felt good to just breathe and enjoy these simple moments.

I don't have all the answers to starting my own business yet, but I'm not going to give up.


  1. Don't give up! I have had a few clients and it even boggles me because I think my "photography" is not good enough or that people actually even like my "photography." I have my first wedding shoot this summer and am beyond excited yet nervous. You can do it, don't give up. Baby steps!

  2. There's a lot of resources out there for start up photographers. Moo cards also has great business cards, not too expensive. And lots of bloggers offer templates for model releases.

  3. Yeah!!! Go for it! there are so many wonderful resources out there to help you too. I'm sure you'll do wonderfully. (And I love your little princess images, too cute.)