I’ve planned this letter so many times in my head, started to write it out, then started all over again….Isn’t the beginning always the hardest place to start?
I guess what I’m trying to say is, thank you for growing with me. When I started White Rabbit Photo Boutique a year and a half ago, I was planning on having it be a part time thing. I imagined it being a job that I would do while I tried to find another job, and never dreamed it would become the business that it is today. I can’t even begin to tell you how thankful I am to everyone who has supported me and been there helping me along throughout the past year. Especially my husband, who just tried to cheer me up by jumping around with a Thor hammer…no joke. Now my editing time has turned into working 7 days a week at 60 hours or more. I seriously start working from the second I wake up, and fall asleep at the computer. This is what I love to do, but I think my husband is beginning to miss me a little bit.
My mom thought it was hilarious that I work until I fall asleep and snapped a picture:
I just want to thank you for being so patient and understanding while I work through all the things that a new business goes through. I want to continue to be the kind of photographer that really knows you. I want to know the names of your family, know what colors your wedding dresses are going to be, and be so incredibly excited for your wedding that I can’t stand it. I want to answer e-mails as fast as possible, get your photos back in a short amount of time, and send you a product that you will cherish for the rest of your lives, because really what do you have to look back on after your wedding day besides your videos and your photos? I want you to have the most amazing photography experience and look back at your photos and think…that was a beautiful day.
All of this has gotten a little harder because I overbooked myself a few months ago. But oh-how I am learning and growing from these experiences and growing pains. I’m having to make a few changes to my 2014 year so that I can keep running things the way that I envision them, and also would like to leave a little more room for balance in my life. I’m booking less weddings in 2014, trying to find help (which is hard because I’m a perfectionist), and taking classes on business and photography workflow.
Thank you so much for understanding while I work this all through. In the meantime, thank you for continuing to be patient with me. I promise, I am working as hard as I can. It’s been a crazy, exciting, amazing, year, but it’s also been a little stressful and full of growing pains as I’ve had to figure this whole business thing out.
I just want you all to know that I love you and I’m working hard, and I’m so thankful and happy that you enjoy my photography and have supported me. Photography is the way I share my heart with the world, thank you for letting me share my heart with you.