a couple weeks ago I was asked if I would be part of a local business fair. I quickly replied that I would love to partake.
this wasn’t going to be just any business fair tho…it was focused on some of the most important people around.
the people that will someday soon be making some incredibly important decisions.
people that will someday be the leaders of tomorrow.
that will have to step out into the “real world” and make “grown up” decisions in the not-so-distant future.
can you guess who I’m talking about ?
its all those little people running around playing on swings, yelling “tag – you’re it!”, and asking curious questions as they come to mind.
yes, the kids that surround us…those little people.
the week of March 24th – 28th is National Boys & Girls Club week. each day during the week the kids at the club had different activities to do to celebrate the week. they did things like healthy lifestyle, learn more about why education is important, learn about art, and learn about what they want to be when they grow up.
for me, as a local business owner, it is so much fun to be able to get out in the community and talk to people about their lives, what they do, and what they want to be and do.
what was even better were the questions I was asked to think about in order to prepare myself to be around all these little people. these questions really made me think! and were sort of hard to answer!
here are a couple of the questions and the answers that I wrote down:
why did you choose the profession you did…?
I chose photography because I love art. more importantly I feel like photography chose me. its something that came very naturally to me. like it was meant to be. looking through the lens of a camera inspires me to show the world what I see; whether that means I am photographing people or things, I want to show the world how I see it.
what path did you take to get where you are…?
my path to photography is a winding one. I was involved in 4-H growing up and was able to be part of the photography project. for the majority of my time in 4-H I focused on horses, but always had a camera handy. in fact, I still have boxes full of pictures of the horses and other farm animals. after I graduated high school I went to college and started taking classes to become a veterinarian. after a semester I realized that wasn’t the path I was meant to take, so I started taking classes to become a teacher (I am a yoga teacher today! so I do teach!). shortly after beginning that path, I knew that wasn’t for me so I decided to spend a semester over seas in Spain to see where that would lead me. I left, with a camera in hand, and came home knowing that I wanted to be a photographer. I graduated college, bought a camera, and started a business. all without ever taking a business class. I grew my business from a little tiny dream into my dream job. the rest is history
why do you love doing what you do…?
I love being a photographer because I love being able to show the world what I see through my lens. it’s like being able to show people a glimpse of what I see. I also love to be able to capture moments in time for people. being at a wedding and photographing some of those little moments and details is an amazing part of my job. its also a privilege to be able to take photos of families and kids as they grow up. I literally get to watch families grow before my eyes!
I was one of 6 local businesses that attended the business expo. it was so much fun being surrounded by little curious minds. so often as adults we forget what its like to just ask questions and be curious. and some of the questions they asked were great!
as adults I think we forget to ask those curious questions. ask more questions I say
my favorite question of the day (which, was more of a question and statement…)
LittlePerson: “how many weddings have you taken pictures at?”
Me: almost 80!
LittlePerson: “wow…that’s a lot! and a lot of kissing. kissing is gross.”
ohhhh to be young again!
I want to send out a huge thank you to the Sheboygan Falls Boys & Girls Club for hosting this Business Expo! it was a great way to spend some time in the community!