Last week after my surgery, my sweet friend Abby Grace texted me and offered to curate some blog content for my blog since I physically can’t blog like I used to. I’ve tried… but using “talk to text” takes forever because of the mixture of auto-correct and my southern accent!!! Most of you know that blogging has been the heartbeat of my business for years and years. I’ve blogged religiously every week since 2008 with only a few exceptions. Well, during the last two months, that all changed. Between doctors appointments, moving and finding out about my hand tumor and surgery, blogging just wasn’t a priority. It couldn’t be. Now I’m learning to function with one hand and I couldn’t be more grateful for Abby and her willingness to help us create great posts for our audience!
Our first guest blogger is from our dear friend Jasmine Star! Jasmine photographed OUR WEDDING back in 2010 when we were 24 and 22 years old. We were babies!! She’s been a source of wisdom, friendship and encouragement ever since and I’m so thankful for her!!! So enjoy this guest post from the ever-talented J-Star and be sure to follow both Abby and Jasmine on Insta and give them a virtual hug for being such sweet friends and helping us while I recover!
From Jasmine! Enjoy! :
I pushed open my bedroom door, dropped my bags to the floor, and flung myself onto my bed. Then cried into a decorative pillow.
Does this sound dramatic? Not yet? Well, I let out a big scream for good measure in case you’re wondering just how crazy I am.
I had just started my photography business and I felt alone. So alone my bones ached. I didn’t know how/where/when to start and after a misguided business decision left me $657 poorer that afternoon, I felt desperately lost (cue decorative pillow cry fest here).
I knew I needed a mentor, but I didn’t know how to find one.
I reached out to a few candidates, but no one accepted my offer. Then I realized that my “offer” was all wrong. I needed to find a way to help THEM, far before they ever helped ME.
This video explains how I made that happen…
I encourage you to find ways to create VALUE and TRUST from those you hope be mentored by. Remember, you’re uniquely qualified to share your gift and expertise, so step into the light.
Your time to shine has come.
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!
Another month. I had forgotten just how fast it goes when they are this tiny. One minute they are in 0-3 month clothes and the next you’re unpacking 6month options!
How is it MARCH already in 2021?! This year is flying by and we’re getting closer and closer to the beginning of wedding season! At least we are here in Virginia! It’s my honor to get to introduce you to some of our KJ Students who are doing the hard work of educating themselves and growing their businesses! My hope is that their stories and advice will be an encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and feel confident before wedding season picks up!
Welcome to a brand new installment of KJ Student Spotlight!! It’s always a good day on the blog when we get to introduce you to some of our students and share their wins and advice!!! These three students have taken courses, watched Youtube episodes, are KJ All Access members, use our templates and have invested in themselves time and time again in order to grow their businesses! They deserve this recognition!!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!