Today started out very, very rough. I woke up and lost my very last contact lens and have an eye appointment set for next Friday, so I had to wear my broken glasses around all day today. Then I hit my knee on the coffee table right after I dropped my cordless house phone in my wastebasket right before I dumped it in the big bag of trash from the kitchen. Yikes! That was an interesting morning.
My day got better once Justin and I went to lunch. After lunch, mom and I went to the business office in town and yes, I, Amy Daring got a business license.
After much debate, my mother talked me into. I needed to cover my bases and make sure that there was no chance of me getting into any trouble.
So there I was, in the courthouse, a mere 20 years old, signing my name onto a business license application. After signing, there was a blank with the word "title". Um, title?
The man noticed my puzzled face and he said, "that would make you the owner."
No way! Never did I ever imagine that at this early in my life, still a sophomore in college studying hospitality management, would see myself as an owner of a photography business.
And that I am now. Wow!
Champagne was opened, tears were shed (my poor mother!) and the bad day had turned into GREAT!
Now, did I think I may have been jinxing myself as I ran home to order cutesy business cards, YES! There's no way this is actually going to be worth all of this work and fun that I'm actually getting out of imagining something good coming out of this.
But YES! Surely enough, so far it has! I've gotten tons of surprising support from a lot of wonderful people.
And may I say....
I, TONIGHT, HAVE BEEN ASKED TO PHOTOGRAPH MY FIRST REAL WEDDING!
Like, I am the contracted photographer for once! Holy moley!
I cannot contain my excitement. When I was asked, I gave a huge sigh, and I almost teared up. My mom turned and looked at me and said "What's wrong!?"
"I have been asked to photograph a wedding!"
You see, I study wedding pictures. Like obsess over them. I was actually doing it earlier today while "cleaning" my room. Weddings are my most favorite. I have the greatest job on Earth working for a wedding planner and that's where my heart is, event planning. But I've always loved wedding photos and all that they entail. I never thought of myself as a photographer, nontheless, a wedding photographer.
The date is set (April 16th) and blocked out on my website. Sorry if I'm being boisterous, but please understand my excitement.
Anyways, I know that the wedding is a few months away and her bridal portraits are in a little less than that! So I've been stalking wedding photos tonight instead of editing the family photos I'm supposed to be. Oops!
Here are a few of my favorite.