Thursday, March 15, 2012

A week in the making

"The fight does not go to the strongest but to those who finish what they set out to do."
-Pastor and Father of Jasmine Star

It's been a week. A long and thought filled week since I was able to spend the day with some amazing photographers in DC at The Fix.  I walked you through my experience yesterday but today it is time for me to publicly announce what I want to change/to implement in my business.


Goals:

Contact local photographers I admire/take the risk
Take the time to figure out what my brand should look like/what words do I want associated with my work and myself
Go through my portfolio and be more selective of the photos I share
Practice my photography at least three times a week (not including sessions)
Launch my new website before Summer

"Sacrifice doesn't guarantee success, it is merely a prerequisite for success."
- Jamsine Star

Since taking the time to jot down some of these goals this past weekend I decided to take some action on the things I could do immediately. I looked around online at some Raleigh photographers. I looked at what seemed like endless amounts of websites and finally decided on four photographers to contact. Four photographer's whose work I admired and I took the plunge and I messaged them.



I asked if they had room for a friend.  I don't want favors (though I never deny them), I didn't pour out with questions of advice but simply put I told them I was lonely and could really use a friend who understood what I was going through.

All four messaged me back. All four were kind and inviting. Two had moved out of the area but were still willing to be cyber friends. I got invited to join the Wedding Photographic Society chapter here in Raleigh and I am more than a little excited about the meeting at the end of the month!

"The getting there is success."
-Jasmine Star

One step in and I am ever grateful or the push!

Ps. Coming up with words that embody "you" is harder than you would think. Yes, Jasmine (though I doubt you're reading this) you said they should just come to mind... I'm sure I'm doing it all the wrong way but I promise that by this time next week I will have my three words... or maybe four...I'm guessing decisive won't be one of them : P



8 comments:

  1. That`s so awesome that you`ve already taken the plunge and have heard back from all 4 of them. Great goals you have set out for your self and good luck! How exciting :)

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    1. They were so nice, not what I was expecting considering my first go at talking with local photographers just 2 years ago

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  2. Great goals girl. It's nice to see you moving forward.

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  3. Great post and great goals! Good Luck to you!

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  4. Congratulations Rachel! It was so nice to meet you at the fix! If you are ever in MD again, I would love to set up a photo day with you!!!

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    1. Sounds amazing! I'd love to hang out with you Desiree. You were a blast to hang with also. I'll definitely let you know if I get around there. I know that I get to Richmond pretty often (in-laws) so maybe we will be able to hook something up

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