I feel a bit like I took an old house and renovated it, keeping the old bones and architecture of the place, but painted the walls, updated the kitchen, and put new flooring in. (I just read a 4,000 word post about a kitchen renovation while eating breakfast. What can I say, I'm a house renovation nerd!)
Welcome to my new (old) home.
I launched this rebrand last week and was overwhelmed by how encouraging and supportive everyone was. Honestly, I'm so thankful.
I've had a photography blog for nine years. Actually, I've had this blog for nine years. (When I switched over from Blogger to Squarespace, all of my old blog posts came with me.) Many times I've wondered if I should start completely fresh, but this blog has been such a part of me through a lot of my life (I was 13 when I started it -- holy moly) that I couldn't leave it behind.
This new adventure is so near and dear to my heart because when I started my business at 15, I was on the lookout for resources and inspiration geared towards my demographic. They were almost nonexistent. My hope with the new education side of my business is that I can (along with some amazing creatives that will be featured here!) provide young creative entrepreneurs with inspiration and resources to start businesses and watch them flourish. If that's you, get excited! There's so much to come.
A few things to note:
1. i am not a professional business coach
The only thing I do professionally is sleep. (Not entirely false.) I don't have it all together, I am still learning myself. I'm a young person in business, but what I love about education is that we don't need to have it all together in order to turn around and help the next person. I've learned a lot in my 5+ years of business and I want to pass on that knowledge, as I continue to learn, to other young business owners. It will be a rollercoaster of fun and education. Did you ever think you would read THAT sentence?!
2. resources and coaching sessions will be kept at a low price
I remember when I was 18 and pursuing my career. I could not afford a coaching session or a book about business. My heart through the education section of this site is that the resources I provide will be accessible to every young person. Whether that be through offering free e-books or charging a base price for coaching sessions, I want everyone to be able to partake and feel like they are part of something bigger. This is unconventional, but that's my middle name! :)
3. I am still photographing weddings full-time.
I am currently booking for 2017 and I am so excited! Wedding photography will always be a huge part of my life and this new education adventure is simply adding onto what is already here. If you're getting married next year and want to chat, feel free to send me an email!
4. i made this for you!!
I created a little e-book outlining five ways that you can plan out your week in a way that works for you. Take a look!
I'm so excited and hopeful for the future! Lots to come, thank you for being here and I hope you'll stick around for a little while and see what it's all about. Make sure to say hi, I want to get to know you!