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A Little Heart-to-Heart

Aug 1, 2019

Hey friends!  Ren here with a little heart-to-heart for You!

 

My adventures as a business owner started with a camera and a dream.

 

After college, my friends scattered to work in different corporate jobs.  I was so happy to see everyone finding the beginning to their new chapter.

 

While I could have stayed on the corporate route, I quit just after 8 months. I packed up & moved back to MKE from Washington DC to pursue my photography business because I knew that I wanted and NEEDED something different for myself.

 

Most of the time, I have people asking me about my success as a business owner.  How did I do it? What are my secrets?  

 

I was chatting with a friend recently who said she was afraid to start a business because she DIDN’T want to be like me.  Specifically, working all the time. Not knowing when to stop and/or not being able to “turn it off.”

 

I admit, it really stuck with me.  But that’s because… IT’S 100% TRUE.  #TranspaRENcy

 

I’d be a liar if I didn’t admit that most of the time, I work like a dog.  But, since we’re being honest here, my dogs work the least of anyone in the house.

 

Truthfully, my business burns me out sometimes.  Actually, I burn myself out sometimes in the go-go-go of life. 

 

But burnout isn’t a requirement or a necessity of business ownership.

 

It wasn’t until this past year that I started committing to not only creating financial abundance, but time and energy abundance in my life/business as well. Through working with business coaches, taking weekly online courses, and attending business retreats I’ve realized that I can always make more money, but I can never make back lost time. I’ve learned the value of enjoying life outside of work and how to work smarter, not harder. 

 

Which is why, I am committed to shooting only TEN weddings for 2020 (and they’re already filling up).

 

Because, I know that is what I want and NEED something different for myself and Caleb at this point in our lives. 

 

If Caleb and Me are on your must-have wedding list for 2020, send us an email now to get us booked for your big day!

 

In lieu of photographing so many weddings, I will be working full-time, continuing to do hundreds of family sessions, along with more commercial and brand photography work.

 

In lieu of photographing so many weddings, I will be working full-time, continuing to do hundreds of family sessions, along with more commercial and brand photography work.

 

I will also continue working on my lifestyle blog which has exponentially become more than just a passion project. I will also be mentoring other creatives and co-hosting business retreats and a mastermind for women entrepreneurs in 2020.

 

Caleb and I plan to travel, explore milwaukee, do more home DIY projects, and enjoy each other’s company.

 

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  1. Ashley

    August 1st, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Good for you girl! So proud of you and all of your accomplishments!

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