Dont Quit Your Passion! Be Empowered and Inspired

If you are reading this, please give me a like because I feel like blogging is like talking to myself hoping someone hears me. Hence I dont blog very often but for special occasions, I get inspired. This time I am inspired because its that time of year again where I forced myself to do my taxes and was again amazed at my progress in this self-employment game. Its been 3 years since I left the comfort of my salary. And while I want to quit, I am happy to say I did better than I had guessed. And for all of those that are afraid to take the leap, Im here to tell you the rewards are worth the work! One of the best things about working for myself is being able to open the door for my son when he gets off the bus after school. Flying my daughter to Florida for college, and employing my 1st born to take pictures at her school so that she can afford her new apartment. I feel so blessed! And it does not happen everyday, but 2 weeks in a row is a success for me.

I love photography. So much so that I left a great company to pursue the idea that I could make other people happy and get paid for it on a full-time basis. But what I love more than photography is the opportunity to provide for my children, and to employ them. Its a special kind of feeling. I challenge you to try it sometime. I did it today and I am proud to be able to not only hire my own, but mentor and showcase other young people to provide income for themselves.

Speaking of which, if you see me working with a young person on a job, please treat them like the professional I am teaching them to be. Part of the mission of Abyrdseyephoto Productions is to train young people to work for themselves. To cultivate their talents and enhance their skills they read and attend school for. I believe in our youth, and plan to do whatever I can to instill confidence in them through entrepreneurship.

I feel like I am rambling so I will stop now but I want to end by saying THANK. YOU. Thank you to every person who took a chance on me. Everyone who hired me to capture their memories, hard work, perseverance, determination, and beauty. Without you I would not be in year six still amazed that I can make a living by capturing light, feelings, and movement, with natural hair! Many days I think how much easier it would be to apply for a job, go back to serving students in higher education, utilize these 3 degrees I worked so long for. But every time I imaging leaving this life, I feel sad. Then someone calls out of the blue and offers me a just in time assignment. One that not only pays well, but reminds me that capturing the moment, in a professional and authentic manner for my community is my Joy! And I do not think I can give that up just yet. Even when I do I will continue to teach, employ, and capture. Because God gave me this gift for a purpose. And I plan to thank Him, and you by providing the world with my gift as often as I can.

Thank you. Here’s one of my favorite images from this past summer.

Fordham Footage Toledo, A great wedding Videography Service

This year I have had the pleasure of working with Fordham Footage several times while covering weddings.Brittany & Justin had the perfect wedding and this video shows me in action (which I love of course) and shows what a typical Abyrdseyephoto wedding flow looks like.   This post is to not only recommend their services for your wedding needs, but also to give you an idea visually how my team sets up your wedding day to capture stunning images and create a memorable experience. We work with the best wedding vendors around.

Abyrdseyephoto weddings are creative, bring out the best in you, and are a fun organized experience.

Take a look!

 

Brittany & Justin | October 27, 2017 Sneak Peek | filmed by Fordham Footage from Fordham Footage on Vimeo.

Toledo Wedding Photography Special! $100 off thru December

Are you getting married next year? I have the perfect end of year sale to help save you a few dollar on your wedding photography. With this link: Wedding Deposit you can check another thing off of your wedding to do list!  All wedding packages with Abyrdseyephoto include the engagement session, a storybook album and prints!  Prices are very reasonable and for $450 down you can retain your date with us!

 

Please check out our wedding blog for more information, and I would love to set up a time to meet with you to discuss your plans to marry!

 

King Wedding Beautiful Italian themed Toledo Wedding; Refined

The King Wedding was a great joy to experience.  Their artsy couple’s love is spontaneous and inspiring. Everything from the dress to the beautiful backdrop, made by the brides mother was unique, elegant and special. Here are a few favorites from their small, italian-themed wedding (which was perfect since the bride loves wineries). Their nuptials and reception were held at the Reynolds Reception hall, the bride got ready for her big day at the Radisson Hotel UTMC, and the wonderful vendors consisted of

wedding planner: Evita woods –
cake: from Estons Bakery
the bride’s dress: local artist  Jennifer Smith
the groom’s attire: American Commodore Toledo
Music provider: Dj Kool Kaz