Thursday, January 6, 2011


Hi friends! 
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....

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. 

How fun is that last one?! 
I'm just overwhelmed with excitement. 
But in the back of my head, I'm wondering, how am I going to pull this off? 
The week before the wedding, I'll be in Atlanta for a vacation|gift that I gave Justin for Christmas. And I'll be battling against time before finals...maybe? I'm not exactly sure when they are yet, but I have a feeling it may be around the same time.
Nonetheless, I'm excited and ready! 
Weddings are my absolute fav! And the bride is an old friend that mentioned to tell me to make sure that I need to have a good time. So it sounds like a win win situation to me. 

Sorry for the boastful post, I'll ease up on these! 

Love to all of you! 
Getting back to y'all now!

all photos were searched on google images! sorry for the no source :(


  1. That's so exciting! should be extremely proud of yourself. :) Best of you to you & your new business in the future!

  2. Wow - that is so exciting - many congratulations! I can tell how pumped and excited and proud of yourself that you are - not boastful or boisterous in the least bit, at least that is how I took it. I think it is HEALTHY to be proud of your achievements... you worked hard for that.. and dreamed big... and stayed inspired at your job as a wedding planner and as a crazy blogger like I am that looks for inspriation EVERYWHERE when I'm supposed to be doing my work around that house! ;) That's awesome of you and an example od the perserverance of staying inspired and making the best of being around weddings - you can go out there and make some awesome photos and really get your business off to a wonderful start. And since it's a good friend, I'm sure she will make it less hectic and not so Bridezilla on you. That's an honor to be a part of a friends wedding and for her to want to make sure you have fun! So make sure you do! Definitely a win-win! Congrats again!
    And pray about everything else.. that finals don't make it too rough on this project and that this project doesnt make it too rough on finals! God will help you find your balance!
    Oh, by the way, I love your blog! peace&love, baily

  3. Congrats, your day definitely turned around for the better.

  4. Congratulations :) i hope it goes well and we can get a sneak peak of the photos!

  5. CONGRATS!!!! I would LOVE to do this and definitely still might sometime soon...but there's this little thins (law schoo) I'm trying to get into and it might take up kinda a lot of my time, so for now, I patiently wait. But you've got it girl...don't think age is a barrier, you are a fresh new photog, so be CONFIDENT!!! Proud of you!

  6. yayyyyyy! oh congratulations! there's nothing more beautiful or fantastic than putting your feet on the pavement and following your dreams! go you!!!

    p.s. i tagged you in a little awards post:)

  7. woot woot! Congrats! That last pic is way too adorable...I want a wedding re-do....and then another..and then another...(to the same man though...of course).

  8. yay for you lovely lady! this is so exciting :)

    i am so happy that things turned around for you yesterday. this is so very exciting. i have always imagined photographing a wedding would be absolutely amazing! i can't wait to see what you do. you obviously have a very good eye and i know everything you produce will be exceptional.

    i hope your weekend is just as magicaly as your second half of the day yesterday :)


    ps thank you sooo much for all the camera advice! i truly appreciate it. i will keep you posted!

  9. Oh my gosh YAY! Congratulations! Seriously that is WAY cool! Keep us posted about the wedding pictures Im dyyyingg to see how they come out! Yeah that was quite a rough start to the day but how excited it ended!

  10. Congrats sweetie!! That is so excited - I'm so jealous that you are kick-starting your dreams into gear... I need to get my butt into gear and start writing more!! You are definitely an inspiration. Have so much fun photographing that wedding :)

  11. Ahhhhhh, I'm so happy for you, Amy!!!! This is absolutely amazing!! I'm sorry you had a rough start to the day, but I'm SO GLAD that it ended amazing!! : ) I love the pictures that you picked, especially the one with "forever" in their hands! Adorable! The bride-to-be is SO lucky to have you as her photographer and I can't wait to see what you do!!

    Hope you have a good day!! Love you, sweet friend!!

  12. Congratulations! How exciting is that??? Just stopping by on the blog hop. Great blog and great photos. Be blessed today :)

  13. Congrats girlie!! I'm so happy for you! What an amazing accomplishment!! I know you are going to kill that wedding! Hope your year is off to a great start :) xo, Kels

  14. Congratulations!! That is awesome,, can't wait to see the photos!!
    Have fun!!!! PS --- love the blog!

  15. what great photographjy of LOVE for inspiration!!!!

    PS - kinda' umm LOVE it if u could stop by and 'follow' me .. *please*

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  16. love all of these pictures :) great post!

  17. Congratulations on being a business OWNER!! How exciting! I LOVEEEE the pictures with the scrabble letters! That is so creative!
    I'm a new follower and already love your blog!

  18. So sorry things started out poorly for you, but what a turn around! You deserve it and that is amazing news! Love the pictures you put up as well. Just an fyi- I gave you an award on my blog, if you want it;-)


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