For well over a year now I have struggled with making this decision, but in the last couple of months I have really felt peace about what I’m getting ready to tell you.
You see. Sometimes parts of your life are only seasons and seasons only last for a time. My time as a wedding and family photographer has come and gone. While there are so many of my clients that I love and adore with a furious passion, photography began to take over my life and taking me places far away from my family for many, many hours. And then when I returned home, I was still away from them for many, many hours. After crunching numbers a few times, I noticed that on some of my jobs, I made less per hour than if I worked at a fast food restaurant. Ouch.
And then I began to do some work with my husband and a company he works with photographing and videoing homes they have restored. I fell in love! Not only did I get to use my passion, but I got to spend that extra time with someone I loved. That passion spurred me to work alongside a couple of realtors. And then I got to spend extra time with friends! It was like two passions colliding and I felt at home.
I also love teaching! Seeing how these next few classes go, that may become a permanent fixture here at Jenn Brown Photo. You never know!
What exactly am I doing now? So glad you asked! I am offering real estate and commercial photography to the greater Knoxville area. So if you are a realtor and we have never worked together, let’s change that! If you are a creative business owner and need images to curate your story for your website/blog/social media, let’s get to planning!
Don’t get me wrong, I will miss some of the most beautiful parts of photographing a wedding and family sessions, but I know so many people who will take care of you (and I may still do a few family mini sessions here and there, too)! So if you have a cocktail in your hand – hey, it’s five o’clock somewhere! – then raise your glass and lets toast to new adventures!
With all my love,
PS – Today I read a quote that said, “If it costs you your peace it’s too expensive.” Don’t let something that stresses you out and causes more headaches than happiness. Prune those things from your life and work on things that empower and excite you!