I’ve made LOTS of new discoveries this week.
New business card ideas.
New intake form ideas.
New business plan ideas.
New mentor-type photogs.
I am SO very excited!!
You see, this time last year I was working for barely just over minimum wage in a retail studio with so many limitations that the creative juices were all but extinct. When I left that studio, I accepted a job working in the IT industry (completely different) with some of my closest friends and was ready to walk away from photography altogether. But, a funny thing happened, some of my clients from the retail studio followed me.
I wasn’t expecting this at all. I mean, I know there were clients who’d say how much they loved the portraits I took of their children or of their family but very few of them actually requested me so I took it as the compliment it was, said, “thank you”, and went on. No biggie.
But when a person makes the decision not to change something in their lives, even if that means tracking someone down on Facebook, that’s a big deal! Not many people knew I was leaving. Honestly, I didn’t know I was leaving until 2 days before when things just went all haywire and I had to do something. So, it’s not like I’d prepped them and said, “hey, why don’t you come with me”. This was done of their own freewill.
What a humbling thing that is.