Ally shares her thoughts about love, life, health, business and more...!
I just realized that I haven't posted anything since December! eeeeeeek. I suppose since we moved in to our new place and I opened my studio, life has just gotten a little cray cray!
This last month in particular has been a complete shift ( in a really great way)
For one,I joined a killer team! I had recently posted that I have started shooting with Heaton Photography
This has been a dream of mine to shoot along side such an amazing team!
This doesn't mean I am giving up on my other dreams - in fact this will open up my business to a whole nutha level! I now can focus more on my newborn photography and most importantly my new found love of brand/product shooting. I also want to blog more! Which means at some point I will transitioning my website a little to more dedicated to lifestyle, photography and travel.
In doing more brand and product photography, I have met such inspiring and amazing entrepreneurs! I have also learned about some awesome products on the market and have made some great friends along the way!
While this has been an amazing whirlwind, at some point I realized that I was exhausting myself. When you love something so much, It doesn't feel like work, but at what point do you engulf yourself so fully that you forget about yourself?
Last year I talked about not taking care of myself. I also talked about loving myself first before building my business. So, once I was good with myself I just started working like a crazy person. I juggled my retail job ( yes I still have a part time job) my photography and everything else that life brings. I started to work at a rapid speed, gaining clients, networking, I WAS ON FIRE...
Then most recently moving, my papa getting really sick, opening my own workspace and joining a team... I realized that maybe I was spreading myself thin...
How could I forgot about me?
But I did.
Soooooooooo I decided to share with you all what I'm going through... whoever in the world is reading this!
Owning your own business is a lot of work but its so fulfilling at the same time!
So getting back to this whole product shooting and learning about products thing.. obviously worked out in my favour! I get to try some awesome products.
Maybe its the world telling me to the slow the F down?
Or JC giving me a gift of self care~!
Whatever it is, I hear you! and I'm taking it!
I most recently mentioned I am by no means a bath person... Then I met Amanda Toth at a market and learned about her bath products! BeBe De Luxe - Coconut and Milk Bath
I photographed some of her products and got to use them... holy cow.. suffice to say I am now a bath person.. even my husband loved it.
Self care is so important and while I am still trying to recover from my 'episode', I have learned that your business will flourish when it is ready. Life will always surprise you. I was meditating in the bath one night and thats when I cried ( like a big cry) and just sat with myself... it was a deep moment.
Here are some images I took for BeBe De Luxe!!! I am really enjoying this new shift in my life. But I have to remind myself daily... to care of myself first!
Also! I want you guys to have a bath and to meditate ( maybe not cry) or maybe cry whatevs! just to check in with yourself!
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