This was the one. This was the session I had been dreaming of. The one that finally made me believe in myself.
Now let me just say, I have loved every single family and session I have photographed…but this was the one were I truly felt like I could make it. Like I could actually make this thing a really great business. It’s like God finally was holding up a sign big enough for me to see and it read “You can do this!”
I know I am not alone when I say starting something new is scary. It is scary and stressful and you constantly wonder if you will just fall on your face. Will people take me seriously? What will people say if I fail? What if they think I totally suck? All these crazy thoughts go through your head. I can tell you right now if you have something on your heart and you take a drastic turn to chase that thing, you will have these thought too. It’s just going to happen but you cannot let these control your life. You have got to acknowledge the fear and doubt and DO IT ANYWAYS!
If I am being totally honest, these feelings don’t go away. Yes, almost a year later now and I am much more confident than ever but every single time I send out a gallery I get a little pit of anxiety in my stomach. A pit that doesn’t go away until I see those little words say “OMG I love them!”
Taking a step out in faith is so incredibly terrifying but when things fall into place it is the most magical thing you could do. When you finally see that giant sign saying “You can do this!” and you BELIEVE IT, man big things happen. For me, I literally feel like something is shifting. I don’t know what or how but in my heart something feels so right. You’ve gotta be patient but if its anything like I am imagining, it is absolutely worth the wait!