I’m sure you’ve all noticed a change around here. Things are looking a little different and my focus has shifted a bit. I’m really excited for what’s been happening and I realized I never formally shared about here on the blog. I recently rebranded my photography business to focus more on portraits, and mainly boudoir. For those of you who don’t know, I also own and run a business called Wilmington Weddings and Events. And while it has demanded more of my time, and that’s great, I’ve had to decide to pull back on other aspects of work. Mostly in order to save my sanity 🙂 Since becoming a full-time entrepreneur (and turning 30), I’m really trying to hone in on what I truly want to do long term and how I can better serve those around me. While I love weddings and my wedding clients, I just love doing boudoir more. My personality thrives on 1:1 meaningful interactions. Because of the time that WWAE is demanding of me, it’s much easier for me to schedule smaller sessions, like boudoir, when I have the time. PLUS I feel like I’m able to serve my boudoir clients better. Not only do I want to just run a business and make a living at it, I want to be able to serve those I come in contact with to the best of my ability. I know there are some people that don’t mind punching the clock and feel that as long as they’re bringing enough home to provide then that works for them, but I’m just not one of those people.
Boudoir to me is so much more than just a photo shoot. It’s being able to encourage other women, help build their self-esteem, and help them do something great for their marriage. I think their comes a time in your business where you’ve been in it long enough and you’re ready to follow your heart and not necessarily the money. I truly believe that if you work really hard at something you love, then the money will follow. Although I will still shoot weddings from time to time, I will only be taking a select few each year to be able to better balance my time. To hear a client send you a note after their session to say that they left finally feeling self-confident and beautiful for the first time in a long time after having struggled with an eating disorder….you can’t put a price on that. I want to serve the Lord and others through and in my business as much as I know how. Hopefully these changes will reflect that.
I have absolutely loved serving all of my past wedding clients and look forward to serving my future ones. And I look forward to seeing the wedding community grow through WWAE and seeing what the Lord has for me there. I also look forward to meeting many more women this year and helping them however I can. They actually help me probably more and they don’t even know it! I’ve truly appreciated all of your support over the years and could not do what I do without you! I’ll be sure to share more of the journey here on the blog and through my newsletter. So here’s to a beautiful weekend and finding more of that work/life balance!