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Letting go… an Announcement

Let go of what doesn’t serve you.

I hear this a lot through yoga class and in many books I read. At the end of 2015, I made a decision to take a leap and let go of something that doesn’t serve me anymore. That something is my photography business.

Just over a year ago, I wrote a personal post, announcing that I was expanding into web design for photographers. Since then my web design and development business has grown. In 2015, one-third of my income still came from photography, so this was a bit scary of a choice. It was also scary because I decided to be a photographer when I was 15 years old. I am 42. I love photography and will always be a photographer, but running a photography business no longer fulfills me.

I’m making choices that get me closer to my goals in life and spending my time inline with my priorities. I absolutely love what I do now. I have amazing clients. I get to work with (almost exclusively) female entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses, just as I did mine. I get to learn new industries. I get to partner side by side consulting with these amazing women who are taking one step closer to living on their own terms.

For almost eight years, I ran my photography business.  I met many incredible people from clients to other photographers.  I was able to pursue my dream of being a professional photographer.  Most importantly, I was able to stay home with my daughter as a baby and toddler, while bringing in an income and exploring my passion. I have no regrets, but it is no longer serving me, so I am setting it free.

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If you are here to inquire about photography, I am officially no longer accepting new clients.  I have many friends who are wonderful photographers, and am happy to get you in touch.

I will be keeping this website live and eventually merging my photography and web design blogs over to here. Please check out my web design business at Jessie Mary & Co.

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I’m Jessica... a coffee addicted web geek and designer, mom and wife, who loves to practice yoga, get lost in a book, and explore new places with my family. I believe in laughing and living life to the fullest, appreciating the little moments.

 

I'm passionate about helping other women succeed with their small businesses. Beyond featuring recent projects, my mission for this blog is to share tips, struggles, and the journey I've taken. I especially understand the challenge of being a mom while running a creative business!

 

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