Sometimes the people whom we’ve known for only a short amount of time have a bigger impact on us, than those we’ve known forever.
When I first started my photography business, I struggled to tell people about it simply because I didn’t believe that I was “good enough”…yet. I just so happened to be having a conversation with some friends when the topic of me having a photography business came up. Before I knew it, Gabi told me she would be graduating soon and would like me to take her senior photos.😰 This was something that I had never really done before. Suddenly so many anxious thoughts began to come up….”how are you going to pull this off? Blessing”…”what if she ends up not liking the photos”…” what if the photos don’t come out as good as you would like?” To take off the pressure I told her that I would think about it, hoping that she would forget and choose a more “skilled photographer.”
Well, in Gabi’s true nature, she didn’t forget or choose another photographer. She was insistent on me being the one to take her photos. In another attempt to take the pressure off of me, I agreed to do it and told her that she didn’t have to pay me (My thinking: if she didn’t pay for the session, I wouldn’t feel as bad if the pictures didn’t come out nice). At this point, not only was she insistent on me taking her photos, but she also wanted me to charge her full price 😩. I had only known Gabi for a year or two and we weren’t that close. She had never seen my work, and yet she whole heartedly believed that not only could I do the job but that I would do it well! Boyyy, was she right! Even I was shocked at how good the photos were turning out. I always tell Gabi that every business owner needs a Gabi in their life. Someone that 100% believes in you even when you don’t see the potential in yourself. I’m so glad I have mine!
Congratulations Gabi!🎉 I’m beyond proud of her and can’t wait to see her achieve so many more dreams!