There's no doubt about it that I am excited about building and growing a photography business that focuses solely on getting the message out there that every woman is beautiful. This focus and mission sits squarely in the middle of the heart and direction of Heartbox Photography because it's something I personally believe in as a woman who has battled my own challenges with confidence for many years.
Every new technical aspect of my camera I learn, every new client's story I get to hear, every new look my stylist creates for the client, every new result I see captured in the final image - I love it all and am inspired by it constantly.
But even in the midst of all of this awesomeness, I too can easily lose sight of the inspiration and what drove me to start Heartbox Photography in the first place. Sometimes, I get way too caught up in the what ifs of failure, the fear not knowing, the opinions of naysayers, worrying what others think of my efforts as an artist, a photographer, a young entrepreneur with big ideas who also still has to work a full time job until what I dream of comes to fruition to do this beyond the weekends only. There were countless times when I have talked myself out of even trying something new because the fear that it would not work practically debilitated the hope in my heart. It's not a fun feeling and can instantaneously get me to focus on the half-empty rather than the half-full glass. And while in this slump, inspiration and direction can seem like a million and one miles away.
Which is why this particular photo session is special to me.
As I watched the last of the edits being produced for the final images and video footage, I couldn't help but notice a little jolt in my heart with every re-watch. A little smile every time the music played, every time I heard the story. It was as if I was getting a big reminder from God that this journey is more than just about taking a nice photograph and certainly way more than building a successful photography business meant to satisfy my whims. It was a reminder that this can grow into something much bigger than what my plans limit and can help reach into the lives of women on a whole new level. And most importantly, I am reminded to aim for something bigger and beyond me, myself, and I. Because of this reminder, I am inspired and excited once again to keep walking down the path of what I know will be a mind-blowing journey.
I am proud to present the latest photo session from Heartbox Photography, "Love Transforms People" a makeover and photo session of a good friend of mine, Dee Murphy.
Here's to always being inspired to help transform people...and the world.
To see more of this photo shoot, feel free to view the photos and video below or also view the video here!