Feeling Incredibly Blessed this Morning {Asheville Photographer Personal Post}

asheville photographer - gratitude - living the dream - thank you

I’m feeling incredibly blessed this morning. I really am living my dream. As a college student, I always knew that I wanted to be a professional photographer. I had no idea how I was going to do it, I mean, HOW do professional photographers make it? How do they reach people? New clients? I had no idea what a business plan was let alone, how to create one. I just knew that I loved taking photos and that was what I would, one day end up doing to make a living. When “life” set in after college, I put my camera down. My creative self stayed busy with painting and singing occasionally and I started down different paths. I was a network designer for a time. I worked my way up (and down) in the food and beverage world but my heart was always in photography. My creative self thrives on my service to my clients and creating beautiful portraits for each and every one of them. I am so thankful for that.

Personally, I believe that each of us was given a talent and in order to be successful in life, it is our duty to master that talent, our craft. In that journey to mastery we water that garden to bloom to fruition, to be our very best self. Personally, I am a creator. I love, love, LOVE creating! At times, the maintenance can be tough to keep a hold of but then, I am reminded that the maintenance is what allows our creation to thrive.

Am I the best business person? Not always. I do have stumbles from time to time but I have a pretty strong grasp on business as a whole. I am learning more and more every day and I am thankful for those lessons. It allows me to perfect my service and my product to my clients and when I can bring joy to them, I am winning.

Am I the best photographer? The best artist? Not by a long shot, but I work daily to master my craft and my faith in my artistic self knows no bounds. There are artists all over the world that I follow and draw inspiration from and pull into my own work, to let my work and ability evolve to be better every day.

I am so thankful today. My past, present and future clients allow me to live my dream. I love each and every one of them for that. Each of us has a story and I love getting to know every woman who walks through my door. My job is to photograph you. My love is capturing your personality, your spirit and your story and I am deeply humbled by each and every one of you. Thank You. Thank you for allowing me to do what I love in order to provide for my family and live the life I want to live.

With never-ending gratitude,


Are you interested in a makeover and photo shoot with Studio 828 Photography? I would love to shoot for you. Get in touch here and I’ll be happy to speak with you about your vision for your photo shoot here in Asheville.



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