It's only been a week since graduation, and I'm already doing some big time reflecting. I've hit the ground running with my new part time job and have taken on more weddings than I've ever photographed in such a short amount of time. God has been really good, and I think the busyness of this time is truly a blessing because He knows that if I graduated college and started off bored, my life would be miserable. I am a person that truly feeds off of a full schedule (like the ones we keep in school), and little did I know, life would get even busier after college (at least for this first few months)! Something that has been on my heart lately is helping other, growing photographers. I've been trying to go over in my mind the things I have learned over the past two years as well as the questions and roadblocks I've run into while starting and running my business. I want to be a resource and encouragement to other photographers just as the people who have mentored me have been. So today, I thought I'd share how it really is running a business while going to school full time. Plus, I wanted to share a little of my senior session that I'm in love with! Julia Rose Photography did such an amazing job, and it was so fun to be in front of the camera for a change!
Maybe you're student thinking of starting your business while in school and you feel a little scared or overwhelmed at that thought. Maybe you're a student who's already started a business, and you've got so much going on that you feel a little discouraged and are reconsidering that decision. I hope my advice and reflection will be a help and encouragement to you!
Just a couple days since I graduated college, and y'all I already miss it a little. Is this normal?! I got some major nostalgia as I drove into my first full week of work this morning and realized that I'm not going back to Clemson (as a student, anyways). And while I'm really glad for no more late homework nights and tests, there is a lot I think I'll miss about college. So here's my ode to Clemson in the form of a list of things I will truly miss, plus a super pretty grad session of one of the most joyful 2017 Clemson grads I photographed this year. Holly was super great! I hope you don't mind my sentimental post...I'll be brief.
Y'all stuff is getting so real. Graduation is only a couple weeks away, and starting exam week today really made that hit home for me. I'm so thankful for the past three years I've been able to spend at Clemson, and it's hard to believe how quickly the time has passed. It amazes me how much has changed and how much I've grown in ways I didn't think were possible, and it's just been a testament of God's goodness and His grace toward me over the years. I started photographing 2015 seniors, and now it's 2017, and I'm also one of them!! These girls really captured the joy I feel as graduation approaches, and I'm so excited to share their session with you. I'll be in front of the camera this week getting my senior portraits done by an awesome photographer friend, and I'm super pumped! Stay tuned for a blog post with those and scroll to the end of this one to see the gorgeous golden light we got at the end of this session at sunset!! Agh!! Loved it!!
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