It’s been a year. 365 days since I did one of the scariest things of my life. And 8,760 hours of following my dreams.
Because a year ago I officially began my photography business.
A year ago I had no idea what I was doing, but I did it.
A year ago a sweet family believed in me.
A year ago we froze our tails off, screamed “smile and you get a piece of candy” and wrapped up in blankets to stay warm-ish on the walk through the park.
And a year ago the most exciting adventure of my life began.
So much can change in a year, and it hasn’t been easy.
I’ve invested a LOT of time, tears, sleepless nights and sore feet to get to where I am today.
There have been moments when I wondered if I made the right decisions, and moments when I look at what I’m doing and love every second of it.
I’ve spent hundreds of hours in professional learning, building relationships with clients and scouting out new locations for photoshoots.
Many weekends have been taken away because of bookings.
Working out has been pushed to the side because of that #editlife.
Balancing a full time teaching job and full time photography business is seriously SO tough.
Most days I get home from working only to keep working until I go to bed.
And it’s all been worth it.
Even though this past year has been so hard, I would not trade any of it for the world.
It’s been my dream since I was 12 years old to be a photographer someday, and I still can’t believe my dream has become a reality.
Who knew that awkward pre-teen who enjoyed developing black and white film would someday own her own photography business??
And y’all… I know I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for my family who has supported me 100% of the way. I owe so much to my husband who has been my biggest cheerleader (and my favorite second shooter). But most of all, all thanks goes to the Lord, who I know has been behind every booking, every friendship made and every smile I’ve captured.
I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has invested in me and believed in me. And most of all, thank you to the Lewis family, who knew I could do it, even when I didn’t think I could.
Here’s to many more years of Becca Sue Photography!