He was right. I wasn't happy because I wasn't doing it for me. (I guess I married a pretty good guy, huh?)
After a good old fashioned ugly cry in my 2004 Mitsubishi and several phone calls to both my mother and boyfriend - I dropped out of college and started doing shoots for free. Which led to a friend of a friend asking to photograph her wedding, which led to here! All because of one sentence, and a desire to do something for myself. (And an absolutely amazing support system! Love you Mom and Dad!)
This job has brought me more joy and freedom than I ever thought possible, and I can't imagine doing anything else. I still can't believe I get to serve amazing couples during one of their life's biggest milestones! Every couple I work with holds I special place in my heart and becomes apart of our extended family - and that is so important to me. (Getting to choose my own schedule and be home with my kids more isn't a bad bonus either!)
But the more college classes I went to, the less excited I got. Suddenly I was confused, and as someone who had spent their life trying their hardest in school - this made me go into crisis mode.
I remember sitting in my car after class and crying. Full out ugly crying. And then I called my now husband and he said this sentence - "If it's not making you happy then why are you doing it? Who are you doing it for?"
Ever wonder, "hey what am I actually doing with my life?" or, "is this my purpose?" - for me, that thought probably crosses my mind once a month.
But it used to happen every dang day.
I remember graduating high school thinking I wanted to be a teacher. It just made sense. I loved helping others, I had high grades, I loved kids - so becoming a teacher was perfect, right?
To kill a mockingbird
pizza +harry potter marathon
Musical theater is my secret passion... shh!
Just kidding - I have zero shame and will belt show tunes 24/7. My kids will most likely think I'm a Disney Princess.
My bestie, my pregnancy twin, my second shooter - Olivia and I have known each other since KINDERGARTEN! (Say what?!)
My favorite part of wedding day is when y'all see each other for the first time! (Cue the tears!)
I refer to my husband as "Sherb" - long story short? His last name is Sherbert and calling him Robert is WEIRD.
momo (fur baby)
My biggest supporters.
My favorite faces to come home to.
My reason for starting a business.
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