Do What Makes your Heart Sing

Over the past year and a half I have set-up my own website, done courses, read books, learnt from other photographers, made my own little studio in my home, taught myself to print like a pro, done local fairs, the market and pondered what to to do with it all.

At the beginning of lockdown I was trying hard to work with a variety of families, babies, children and horses. I shot a prom for a local school, did a photoshoot for a haulage company and whilst I was there a few for Skoda UK as well. All of which I thoroughly enjoyed but I didn't get anymore work from it.

Having watched a blog a couple of weeks ago, which really resonated with me, I had to make a choice. It was about a lady selling her beautiful handmade wedding invitations, she had a great variety to suit most people. However, most people weren't buying any of her products and she felt like she was banging her head against a brick wall. After a few months of not a lot and feeling deflated with her work she decided to concentrate one particular type of customer and her little business soared.

So this is what I have decided upon in the last week or so. I worked for a local fellow photographer which truly made my mind up and have been busy reconfiguring my outlook, and everything that goes with it and how I want my career to go in a different direction.

My love of horses is part of me, most people won't understand but this is where I am most happy. I adore portrait photography and combining this with my true love of horses is where I need to be. Most of you who follow me on facebook have probably wondered about the u-turn and the current barrage of horse quotes and photos! Well this is why.

I am so excited for the future, I have some plans for the next few weeks and a few photoshoots in the pipe-line. Looking forward to creating somethng special and have a career that I truly love and can't wait to go to work.

This is what makes my heart sing

Jo xxx

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