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5 Jobs I Had Before I Became a Full-Time Wedding Photographer

February 15, 2018

To be honest, growing up, photography was never on my radar.  I had no prior experience and it was never something I dreamt of let's see what lead me here...shall we?

1. When I was a kid, I would do odd jobs for my dad at his coffee shop...wash the dishes, serve people their food, etc.  But if we're really honest, I only went so I could eat the cinnamon rolls as big as your head.


2.  As a teenager, I was a housekeeper for his hotel during the summers.  Let me just tell you, housekeeping is a TOUGH job and you should really thank your housekeepers next time you stay at a hotel.


3. I graduated high school early since I had all my credits by junior year.  In order to do this, I had to join a "work program" and show my pay stubs.  I got my first "real job" at DSW selling shoes.


4. After I graduated, I started writing a blog (which I don't write anymore) that quickly grew and started being read all over the world.  My readers told me I should write a book, so I quit DSW to focus on my book and became a full-time nanny to two beautiful babies!


5. After I wrote my book, I started doing photography on the side for donations toward my book.  (Mind you, I was using a $250.00 camera, and had no prior experience) but surprisingly, it took off and quickly grew into something I actually enjoyed and could see myself doing full time, so after a year of nannying, I launched my business full time and having no stability what-so-ever (and living on my own, mind you!), I needed income.  When people ask me how I made it work, I always tell them, "I made it work because I HAD to make it work."


So there you have it!  The story of how I became a photographer!

What are some of the past jobs you've had, AND, what's something you dream of doing one day?


With love,






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