Saturday, 31 August 2013

5 Years and Counting ~ It's my "BoX" Birthday

Five years ago, after 12 years of freelance photography and darkroom set-ups in our apartment bathroom, I switched from film to digital and started this business. I started with close to nothing. I chose to build it using no credit, relearning my skills with a DSLR, offering free sessions and doing everything I could to get my name out there. I've yet to spend a dime on advertising. I've bought each flash, camera, second and third camera, lens and prop with the help of my wonderful family, peers, my friends and clients. In these five years I've grown, I've lost a mother, gained another beautiful daughter, sold and bought another home, switched cities, I've been frustrated, second guessed myself, compared myself to others, tried and failed but never gave up. I look back at photos from my early days and where I am now and I feel pride. I'm shocked and humbled at the realization of knowing this is my work, I built this, I own this and I love it.

Without you guys I would just be a crazed photo fanatic taking way too many photos of the dog and my kids. There is no amount of words to express how truly thankful I am for all of your support.

So now that I got all the mushy stuff out of the way,I'm going to do what I do every year on my "BoX" birthday.

It's time for me to pay it forward! I'll be posting details to a free session and 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas shortly. Thank you so much!!!

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