Today marks the first anniversary of starting my own business! Exactly one year ago today, I had my first photo shoot as "Women in Bloom Photography" with my friends Tiffany and Joe Beatty in Oconomowoc Lake. It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon full of love, laughter and lots of pictures! That first shoot also filled me with a sense of assurance that I was truly on my way to fulfilling my lifelong dream of working as a professional photographer. Not long after that first shoot, my website was also launched and the rest is history!.
My heart is so full of gratitude for all the support I have received! Whether you booked a photo shoot, sent me a referral, shared tips & tricks for running a business, liked and shared my posts or sent me good vibes and wishes, I see you and I thank you! I would also like to give a nod to some fellow badass photographers and creatives who have inspired me, taught me, connected me with others and validated the joys and challenges of our profession. Your wisdom is invaluable.
I have learned so much over the past year as an entrepreneur, as a photographer and as a person. Here are my top takeaways:
Top entrepreneurial lessons:
Be authentically you
Marketing, marketing, marketing
Celebrate all the wins; big and small
Top photography lessons:
It's all about the light
Candids are magic
The right lens will change your life
Top personal lessons:
Believe in yourself
Never stop learning
Find your people
Now to celebrate! To recognize my first Women in Bloom Photography Anniversary, I am kicking off the following special today:
20% off individual headshot, lifestyle or maternity packages booked and scheduled to take place in either June or July.
Cheers to one year! Thank you for all of your support!