As I reflect on my past 15 years as a professional photographer and instructor, all I can say is wow. So many experiences. So many wonderful memories. It has been an honor and a privilege to have worked with all of you.
In my business, my highest priority has always been and always will be about you. I don’t mean just in the service I provide to you, but actually my priority is you, because you matter. You are more than a “client.” I see each of you as a friend. Each and every person who has come through the doors of my studio or who has gone on a photography workshop with me has been such a blessing to me.
Throughout the life of my business I have supported our local community in many ways, serving numerous nonprofit organizations for free or through donating my services or classes, as well as using my studio on Monday nights as a free gift to the community as a place to connect with others in a group called “LifeInsights.” It’s another small way of “loving my neighbors” and supporting our community.
I scanned back through some of my photos from past experiences, which of course brought back a flood of memories. I thought I’d share a few photos here. (See below.)
While the future is pretty uncertain for all of us in the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, we can get through this together. I will do whatever I can to keep my business going, but it will indeed be a tough journey, as it is for many of us.
Don’t lose hope for a better tomorrow. In the mean time, I just wanted to thank you all for being a part of my life. I love you all. I really do.
An added comment…
I AM OVERWHELMED BY YOUR RESPONSE
In the midst of this current COVID-19 crisis, I recently asked for your help, ONLY if you have the capacity to help.
I set up a GoFundMe page because there was a matching $500 Small Business Relief Grant available for qualifying businesses that raise at least $500. There is no doubt, this COVID-19 crisis has hit my business hard.
Here’s that GoFundMe page:
GoFundMe Small Business Relief Page
Within a few hours, I was shocked by the response, the outpouring of love and donations to the fund. In fact, it brought me to tears (several times throughout the day). All I can say is THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Words can’t even fully express the depth of my gratitude to you all. With your help, I am absolutely determined to make it through this.