8.25.2010

Just Jump

Yes, I have a lame stock template.
Yes, I have a blogspot.com domain.
But I have a camera and a dream/goal/plan.

I have written, deleted and re-written this first post about 6 times. I am shooting a wedding. Yes, someone actually asked me to shoot their wedding. After I picked my jaw up off the floor I texted her back "are you sure?" I shoot things like my kids, my dog and what I made for dinner. And none of it is particularly, overwhelmingly entrancing. Yes, I have cool shots of my boys, dumb stuff my dog does and some French toast I made. None of that makes me a wedding photographer.

I offered Lisa, who is my first Bride, a free engagement/family session. If she didn't like it, cool. Maybe there's one or two photos she did like and can print for herself. If she DID like it; well then let's talk, girlfriend. Last week I went to her house and the entire wall was filled with photos that I took.

I'm jumping around but point is: she liked me, hired me and I'm shooting her wedding in October. And then I'll be shooting a maternity session in December. And another maternity session when I chat with Melissa and can figure out when we can get together (oh. Surprise Melissa! For part of your baby shower gift I want to give you and Tony a Maternity Session.) I hope to entice a friend of my husband, who recently got engaged, to let me shoot an engagement session.

I have a plan. Not a clear path, but I feel like I finally have a tangible hold on my dream. Some days this dream feels bigger than I am.

I believe if you put positive things out there, positive things will come back. You have to fail to succeed but first you gotta jump in.

I'm ready to jump.

(And because posts are better with pictures)
Two of my kids:
Back to School '10

The third kid:
4.17 060

Dumb stuff Dug does:
Upside down dog sleeps...upside down

French Toast:
4/365: Challa French Toast

2 comments:

  1. I luff you Trysha!!! You are an amazing photographer no matter what you think! One doesn't need the most expensive equipment to have the talent you have! I am so happy to know that just maybe the photos you shoot for the wedding will be the start of something big for you! I know you can do it. If you can be a fabulous mother to 3 great kids then you can just about do anything! It doesn't matter what one looks like or doesn't look like, it is their dream that is inspiring to the world. Don't you worry about a thing. You will be amazing! It will turn out perfect. I promise! I will help you in any way that I can. I would be flattered if I got to do your business cards, logo, web layout, umm EVERYTHING lol....

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  2. TRYSHA!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!? I totally saw your post on your other blog and the (surprise) part...so I came to this website - and totally freakin' missed this post - what is wrong with me? SERIOUSLY?!?! It's like I've forgotten how to read.... You probably think I'm the crappiest most ungrateful girl ever. I'm sorry.

    I would love a maternity session! If only we could figure something out....I am going to NM this weekend, but it's just a quickie for my shower at my aunts house. NUTS! If only we weren't so far apart!

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