Heck yeah, This is the last part of what I learned my first year in photography! There are many more things that I learned but for some reason these are the topics that stood out the most to me :) I hope you enjoyed reading! Ive actually got some sweet feedback from some of my readers that this has motivated them to follow their dreams and I think that ROCKS!
This post is Part 10: Meeting People who follow your blog of the “What I learned in my first year” series.
Click on the links if you would like to read more parts:
Part 1:”The Investments”
Part 2: “Getting Published”
Part 3: "Facebook Contests"
Part 4: "Choosing a Second Shooter"
Pt. 5 Wedding Timelines
Pt. 6 How to avoid Drama in the business
Part 7: Wedding Attire -Style vs. Comfort
Part 8: Finding your shooting style
Part 9: Importance of First Look
I might seem a little "out there" on my blog/ facebook, and I totally am like this when I feel comfortable! But in real life I like to get a feel for the environment before I put myself out there. I’m actually more comfortable on a one on one basis, rather than entertaining a large crowd of strangers. I'm more of a people watcher than the center of attention kind of gal :)You’ll probably never see that happening unless I’m trying to get the wedding party formal portraits! But that takes every ounce of courage to pull that side of Janelle out of me! Yes Im annoying i just referred to myself in 3rd person!
So it totally threw me off when I was at a friends party and these two sweet young ladies approached me and asked if I was Janelle Marina! I was totally caught off guard… I know thats my business name, but noone has ever referred to me as Janelle Marina! They introduced themselves and said that they read my blog! They were chatting with me about my family and business as if we had known eachtoher for years! I gotta tell you it was pretty trippy to meet someone who you know nothing about, but they know all kinds of stuff about you. At first I felt a lil strange... they had the upper hand of the conversation, but then I realized that this is exactly why I started my blog… to connect with others! I was totally honored that these woman followed my journey and were sweet enough to introduce themselves! Ladies if your reading this, thank you so much for approaching me, for being so sweet to me and for reading my blog! You proved to me that all my gibberish is not for nothing :) Ya’ll are awesome! Hit me up when you need a wedding photographer :)
And thank you for those of your that continue to check my blog, and are super kind enough to leave comments! I love and appreciate your feedback!
Thats a wrap on my first year, cant wait to see what this year has in store for my family & my biz!
Signing Off :)
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.