About a year ago I started contemplating "Will I still be a wedding photographer in 10 years? Or 5 even?" Feeling uncertain about this really bothered me because I am such a vision-oriented person. After about four months of asking hard questions, I realized the deep-seated issue I have with this industry. I mulled over it, sought wisdom and thankfully came out on the other side. Instead of becoming a total cynic, I decided to turn that frustration into fuel.
You see, I have this terrible problem with the homogeneity of modern day creative entrepreneurship. The lostness. The all-consuming list of supposed-tos. The never ending bombardment of trends. The outward perfection and inward insecurity. The sacrifice of all financial responsibility for travel/fame/portfolio and then quick-exits or panics once that mistake is realized.
I invite you to join me in creating work that has meaning and purpose. To find comfort in charging what you need to support yourself and your family. To fight for relationship, service and purpose over soul-crushing smugness and apathy. The moment I let go of being seen or heard by my fellow peers was the moment I realized I was literally MADE for this. Burn out is for amateurs, not pros. So I guess, yeah, I’ll probably be doing this for a while.
I’ve decided it’s time to share my processes and strategies on how I survived the sword. I’m grateful I get to do it alongside my talented friend Levi Tijerina. Head on over to check out our new learning experience: The Wilderness: a wedding photography intensive.
CREATIVE BUSINESS COACHING
Though very few people know this in the photography realm, I have extensive experience in business, marketing and creative entrepreneurship. Over the past seven years, I have worked with various business as a business and marketing consultant. I have a heart to serve the creative community with these developed skills.
Nothing is off-limits. This is a personalized session based on your needs. Hear about how we can take your creative business to the next level.
I am thrilled to be teaching at the 2019 Southeast Photo Convention alongside some pretty amazing peers. You can join us in Savannah, January 21-23, 2019. Use my code SOMEPLACEWILD for $50 off the total ticket price. Currently the rate is $350 but there is an option for attendees to pay 40% now and the rest later! Hope to see you there.