Monday, February 28, 2011

Dream Come True?

Well, my fellow bloggies.. I've had some pretty interesting things go on this past week.

First up, I got an internship this past Wednesday with an event coordinator!! WOO! A LOOONG time ago I inquired about a photographer whose work I love, but she was out of my price range and somehow I got signed up for her monthly newsletter. Now normally I just delete the newsletter, but this time I decided to open the e-mail and actually read it. I happed to spot that an event coordinator was hiring for interns to work for her company. I e-mailed the owner and set up an interview with her for this past Wednesday. She was super duper sweet and it really wasn't even an interview, she just talked to me about the company and was asking me about my wedding. We talked for about an hour and at the end of it, she told me she would love to bring me on with her company as an intern! I said yes and she gave me a hug before we left. They are really flexible and will work around whatever I have going on, which is really nice considering what else I'm about to tell you next. I've ALWAYS, for as long as I can remember, have wanted to be a wedding planner.

Here is an example of their work:



I got home that Wednesday evening and was checking my facebook as always and I just happened to spot a post on my newsfeed from another wedding photographer that I can't afford, but love her work. She was hiring for lead photographers and assistant photographers to join her company. Now, you all pretty much know that I LOVE photography and even started my own little business, so I though.. what the heck, I'll e-mail her. I almost immediately got a reply back and she asked me if I wanted to be a lead or an assistant. I told her that as much as I would love to be lead someday, I really don't know enough about wedding photography right now to be a lead and would love to be an assistant to learn. So, what's going to happen is I'll be an assistant and have to sign a 2 year contract with her company. Basically, I'll get paid a certain amount now to be an assistant and it also allows me to use photographs for my own portfolio. The first year of my contract I will be an assistant and then after the first year, I'll become a lead and the owner will start offering my services to clients and I'll shoot their wedding on my own (or with an assistant). After my two years are up, I can either stay with their company as a lead or I can go off and do my own thing. Even under contract with them, I can still go out and book weddings on my own.

I'm so excited, my top two dreams were to be an event coordinator and/or wedding photographer and these two things that I just happened to luck upon are basically getting my foot in the door in a big way. I was really getting down and depressed on myself just the other week about life (I've been laid off from my job for about a year now) and now I have two very awesome things that just kinda landed in my lap.

So.. sometimes, dreams really do come true.

Oh yeah, I totally pulled out the ultra-corny Cinderella "dreams come true" picture. lol!



10 comments:

  1. So exciting for you! That's great! Can't wait to hear all about these new and exciting opportunities. I'm sure you are going to learn a ton!

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  2. Congrats!!! That's awesome! Keep us updated on any amazing ideas/photo shoots you do. :-)

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  3. Wow so amazing!! What great opportunities.

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  4. Congratulations!! Can't wait to hear about all the crazy event planning/internship stories.

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  5. That's like the best news! 2011 is totally your year (and it's not even March yet)! Congratulations!

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  6. Wow! Thanks so much everyone! I'm so excited about it all and your well wishes mean so much!

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  7. congratulations!! This is so exciting!! it's amazing how things just always seems to fall into place all at once. Can't wait to hear more about your new jobs!

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  8. Oh my gosh Danielle, that is amazing! Congratulations on all of your fantastic opportunities. Wonderful news!

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