28000+ blog views since June 28 and a countless number of sessions done, the past twelve months have been a great learning curve for me, personally and vocationally. I have laughed and cried, failed and succeeded, been appreciated and insulted – but have kept going. I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into when I said I was starting a photography business but I can tell you one thing, I don’t regret it one bit.
The draw and the heart behind what I do is the desire to connect with different people, and not just on a superficial level. Some of my clients have been shocked by the barrage of questions I ask before doing a session :-) I have met and made some good friends in the process, and have shared in the joy and pain, as you may have read in the different posts.
My biggest thanks go out to Peter Miano (for being such a faithful driver, 2nd shooter and big bro), Sesame Marumo (for being an awesome friend), Mumbi Mwela (for being a loyal house-sitter and admin person once in a while). I could go on and thank lots of people but names that come to mind quick include Olebogeng Morebodi, Batsho Juby Segolodi, Miss Lady Kgaswane, Pearl Moleboge, Kamogelo Chikomba, Leungo Legare, Agnes Kgafela, Hambira Nana, Kebonye Tebogo, Kelz Benz, Kagiso Puso and Tebby Emily Parker. I’m sure there’s more people that take time to leave a comment and like etc so thank you, it goes a long way.
I believe in growth so I think I have learnt a lot technically when it comes to images. I’m always pushing myself to be better and think outside the box in an effort to make everything special for my clients. So mark my words, I’m moving on to a different field the day I feel like I have stopped growing and being challenged :-)
All in all the good Lord gave me a vision, and I don’t doubt for a minute that He will see it through, His way. Like clay on a potter’s hand, so is my life in his hands, he will mold and break me until I’m a vessel that He has created me to be.
As part of the birthday festivities I thought it would be fun to give away some stuff and here’s what you have to do. Simply leave a comment (under COMMENTS, not the Facebook ones) regarding your most favorite things about our blog posts. If you are on Facebook like our page here to increase your chances of winning. For a second entry subscribe to the blog by clicking on ‘subscribe’ above. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced next week Friday, the 26th of August, 2011. Entries will be accepted until Thursday, August 25, at 12pm.
A gift voucher for a facial (including exfoliation) at Shannaz Herbal in Riverwalk. Open to both ladies and gents :-)
This one is a book that I’m currently reading and enjoying. Captivating by John and Staci Eldredge. I would like engaged/married couples to enter this one because then I would top it up with Wild at Heart still by the same authors. It is a great read also as it gives good insights on male/female makeup.
I love pretty journals, have quiet a few from different seasons in my life. Why? Because I believe that there is power in the Word, spoken and written, so for this one we are giving away a journal. This will simply be for the individual that gets it to write down their hopes, dreams etc and see what happens :-)
So what are you waiting for, leave a comment and invite your friends to do the same. We will give away a free session if we get over a 100 comments :-)