Do you believe in jinxes? I usually only talk about things once they’ve already happen because I’m afraid if I speak too soon then ill jinx it. But that doesn’t work too well with my impatientness (yes I made up this word), it’s a battle within me! So I got this awesome opportunity from Jacks Aunt April, who is also the President of Heart of a Horse (helping horses in need), to go along with her to different states for tradeshows and model for her new clothing line. It’s so cool on so many levels… 1- I get to travel (I’ve only been to Mexico, Arizona, & Nevada) 2- It supports a great cause 3- It’ll be a pretty cool opportunity to be her model ( I just hope I don’t screw it up somehow) & 4- I’ll be speaking to strangers about her foundation and that’s good practice for my future photography business.
After these 2 months of school I’ve realized that I want to focus more on engagements and weddings. Not only are they money makers, they seem to be really fun! Of course they’re probably super stressful but I’m in Love with Love and I think it would be so rewarding to be able to capture the unforgettable moments. Coming from a new bride, I feel like I had first-hand experience of how important a good professional wedding photographer is. They capture the moments that your mind sometimes forget. I would totally love to be an International Wedding Photographer. I know that today it seems pretty far-fetched and I’ve never really wanted a job that makes me travel, but this is so different.
I hope that I can become as awesome as the great ones out there and charge $10,000 for my wedding sessions. It would be awesome if I could train my Husband to be my second shooter and we could travel the world together and fall in love over and over again. (There’s something about Weddings that makes you fall in Love with your spouse all over again because it makes you appreciate what you have.)
So Jack hold onto your calzones because I’m going to be entering the world of ObsessedMuch, in order to reach my goal before our next baby.
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.