A moment of truth.. a moment of vulnerability. Bear with me please because I am about to put my heart out in front of you. Ha, okay, that might be a bit dramatic but it was put it my heart to share.
Dear New Wedding Photographer,
I am not too far off from where you are at this very moment. I have so many ideas about growing my business but they may not be good enough. I don't have any advice for you other than to keep going. I started my business about 3 years ago. I don't book many weddings, I primarily second shoot with amazing photographers but just like you, I am always wondering: am I doing enough? How can I be better? Will they like me? I see so many of my peers becoming full time photographers and attending workshops all around the world and I think 'what am I missing?' I've heard so many times that this was not going to be easy... I guess I'm starting to realize that it is true. I've said this before but I am an introverted extrovert... or maybe its the other way around... not sure but I do know that I love meeting new people and I do well in most social situations but I prefer to be alone. I need alone time in order to think and recharge. So while I love meeting new people, I am terrible at networking with other talented vendors in my industry. I promise this is something I am working on. Anyways, I don't have much advice to offer.. most days I feel stuck and hopeless but I am determined to keep going. So if you're reading this and can relate... just keep going. Reach out and maybe we can begin a wedding photographer support group (haha).