This spring marked my sixth year of having a “senior season” – AKA my graduation marathon of shoots! The last two have been the craziest by far – managing a full time job and photographing 22 seniors (which you can view HERE!) in about 5 weeks is a bit of an undertaking, but it is so incredibly rewarding. Every year I think I kind of expect to not love it as much as I remember loving it the year prior, and every year I prove myself wrong with the amount of joy and fulfillment it brings. I know that the Lord created me for a purpose and I still so firmly believe that part of that purpose is loving on and serving college seniors well. I am always tempted to say that it is my heart and soul because I give so much of myself to each friend who books, but ultimately Jesus is who I cling to and live for, whether I have my business or not. I am grateful he has given me so many opportunities to continue doing what I love, to grow and learn with every shoot, and to meet new friends who encourage and believe in me, but I also want to make sure I don’t confuse what I do with who I am.
It should be no surprise that I am always pushing myself to get better. I’m apparently a 1 on the enneagram (I don’t know how much I buy into all of that), but I know I am definitely a perfectionist at my core. When it comes to my photography business, I think being a perfectionist is a really helpful motivator to always be looking for the details I may have missed, the changes I could have made compositionally or in posing, and just generally trying to improve. With that said, I wanted to share a few of the things I learned from the 2019 graduation season!
Thank you doesn’t even come close to conveying the gratitude I have for each of you! The people who support what I do, follow along on social media, check in, write kind emails, comment on blog posts, send encouraging texts, and share my name with others – none of it goes unnoticed and YOU are a huge reason why I get to keep doing what I love! I am blessed!
CONGRATULATIONS 2019 OU SENIORS!!!!
Always a friend,