I hired an employee!!! haha, probably not a big deal to most, but seriously, I can’t believe I’m running my own business and I legit have someone on payroll! #itsthelittlethings
It’s crazy to look back 5 years and think this all started because one of my best friends was getting a dslr for Mother’s Day, and I thought that was a really great idea. So I batted my eyelashes at my hubby while telling him how awesome my best friend’s hubby was for buying such a great gift, and I got one too! The power of eyelashes. Don’t discount it, ladies. Well, then one thing led to another, and soon I was shooting way too much, charging way too little, making way too many mistakes (I’m so sorry, original clients), but learning like crazy. It didn’t take me long to realize that I loved photography with every ounce of my being, and I began legitimizing things; figuring out my costs, and trying to turn my hobby into a profitable little business. And now I’m here. I’ve learned that weddings are what i love to shoot, and I pinch myself every time someone hires me to document their big day. It’s crazytown.
But I’ve also learned that running a business is really hard to do with 2 littles at home. I started looking at ways to work smarter instead of harder. Last year I began outsourcing my editing, but it never got to the point where I could get my edits back and deliver them straight to the client. I was still tweaking this and tweaking that, and I was paying a lot for a service that didn’t do what I was hoping it would. So at the beginning of this year, my busiest year to date, I knew I had to get my ducks in a row. And here to that for me? DUN DUN DUN.
Rachel is this amazing gem of a girl; selfless, amazing with kids, genuine, and chill. And she’s a rockin photographer herself. Check out her work here and here This makes her the perfect candidate for editing, since she already has a fantastic eye for colour and exposure! I’m so excited to have her on board, to help me get weddings delivered quicker than ever before! And she’ll free me up to work on blogging (I’ve been failing miserably in that department), social media (pretty dismal), album design, emails etc. And depending on my editing workload, she may also be helping out with all those things as well. So if you get an email from Rachel, now you have a face to put with the name.
And I just want to give a HUGE shout out to everyone that has entrusted me to capture their weddings, engagements, maternity or newborns, or families. I wouldn’t be here without you. Without your encouragement, without your referrals, without your positive reviews. Y’all mean the world to me. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.