But, I didn't always believe that. Sure, I hoped it was true. But I didn't know it in my soul like I do today. There were times where I looked up to industry pros and secretly wondered to myself if they had something I didn't. I was struggling to get noticed, I was getting ghosted, and let's just say I fit the stereotype of the starving artist pretty well.
I learned the hard way that building an unforgettable brand & marketing plan that would bring in the right bookings (instead of more of the budget brides I had been seeing!) wasn't a step I could skip.
Probably because I thought the only way to make a career out of photography was to work at a J C Penney photo studio (is that still a thing?) or for National Geographic.
Thankfully, the story doesn't end there. I got engaged to my husband Felipe and we hired a wedding photographer. That was how I learned there are other ways to build a photography business....and this kind meant working for myself! *I could almost hear the heavenly chorus music they play in the movies where the main character gets a good idea.*
Here's the cliff-notes version: building a photography business was even harder than I imagined.
But at the same time it was more rewarding than I had imagined. Funny how the best things in life take work.
Being a photographer has taken me to new cities and states around the country, given me flexibility to travel, allowed me to meet some of my closest friends, and gave me the title of business owner.