Monday, February 8, 2010

Taking the plunge....

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me over the week with words of encouragement and support. I never intended to have a photography business, but the business apparently found me. Last year was a bit of a struggle trying to balance two jobs and a family, but it was so rewarding as well. I thought long and hard these past few weeks and many times thought about giving up photography, but what I realized during these slower winter months is that I miss it tremendously. I didn't realize how much I depended on it as my creative outlet, and I have felt a bit empty without my weekly shoots these past few weeks. Am I quitting my full time job??? No. But I am not giving up my passion either. I never developed a plan last year and just flew by the seat of my pants with e-mails, scheduling, editing etc...This year, I am going to try very hard to focus on my photography business to see where it may lead me in the future. So now I take the plunge...wish me luck!

Every great leap forward in your life comes after you have made a clear decision of some kind.

My first goal of 2010 is the branding or marketing of GreyGill Photography. I didn't even have a business card last year and almost hid the fact that I dabbled in photography. It was all so overwhelming. Now, I feel ready to take on the photography world by storm. :) I now have a beautifully designed logo....





An awesome business card,...
and now offer gift cards as well.


Capturing what makes you tick. love. laugh. breath. be.
This one line sums up what I want my photography to represent. I hope to continue to grow and learn this year, and can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for me. I am excited to get back on track. Now bring on the sunshine!
LOVE my business designs??? None of this would have been possible without my friend, Kendra Jane. She dealt with my indecisiveness and designed all of these fabulous marketing tools for me. Interested in your own logo design, or card? Click HERE to be linked to her website. Kendra also designs custom birthday invitations, Christmas cards, and beautiful stationary. Check it out. She has a lot of customers from out of state and would love to help you!

21 comments:

Kristine said...

Love the design! You alread have a plan and I'm sure you'll be busier than ever with your photography this year. I'm placing my bets for you quitting your job by next year:-)

Brooke said...

The logo is amazing, I love it! Congrats on making a decision! I can't wait for you to photograph Eli and Allison together!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Everything looks great, and I know your business will do fabulous. Love you!
Laura

Ward World said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Congratulations...you are wonderful at what you do, and we are so thankful that we found you!

Becky said...

I am so glad you decided to grow your business. I love the design of your logo and I know your business was blessed.

Heidi said...

Way to go. You will do great. I love the logo you all did a great job on it! Get ready to be busy! BTW Ella had a great time at the party and loved the tumble bus! Thanks for having her!

3 Dudes and a Diva said...

Congratulations on the new logo and business plan. Can't wait to see all the new pictures this year!! Good luck.

Stacey said...

YEAH!!! Love, Love the business logo and card. You did an awesome job! I can't wait to see how your business takes off this year! You are fabulous at what you do! Now, can you think of a name and logo for my business? Hehehehe. So glad to hear this great news!

KendraJane said...

I had a blast working with you on these pieces and I am 100% confident that you made a GREAT choice on continuing your photography!!

Kami said...

So proud of you! You rock it, it would be a sad day for me if you ever gave it up!

Susan said...

Way to go, girl!

Anonymous said...

Your business cards are BEAUTIFUL, also LOVE the logo. You will do GREAT things this year!!!!
Lisa

Alice said...

thanks for visiting my page and commenting on my ruins shots. that was a wildtime, picture shooting in a hurry time. i was in unsafe territory, which i didn't realize till i was already in - lol! thanks for looking :)

and i copied down the info for kendra. i may contact her as well. i love your logo. i was actually talking with my son about me needing a logo of my own last night :) perfect timing!

i'll be back to visit!

morewineplease said...

Looks great!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Bec,,PERFECT business cards and gift cards. You and Kendra work well together. You will be successful, there is no doubt in my mind. Blessings to you and all the little ones you photograph. I am honored to have your photo shoots to display.
Hugs, Trudy J

Anonymous said...

Love it! Congrats! You do great work!

Leslie

booderbean's momma said...

oh man there is way too much i want to say here!! first of all CONGRATS on making the decision, i know that is usually the toughest part! secondly, wonderful decision!!! i am so thrilled for you! you have such a passion and knack for this! thirdly, LOVE the logo and business card!! love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need one :)

booderbean's momma said...

oh man there is way too much i want to say here!! first of all CONGRATS on making the decision, i know that is usually the toughest part! secondly, wonderful decision!!! i am so thrilled for you! you have such a passion and knack for this! thirdly, LOVE the logo and business card!! love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need one :)

Coco said...

Look how gorgeous it is!!! Good for you!
Too bad I don't live closer or I would volunteer to be your admin.

Love it!

I heart said...

You know, I clicked on your profile accidentally last week and noticed your new logo, but never put two & two together! I love it! Congrats on becoming official :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Good decision! Great logo! Great tag line! Did I mention great? What about awesome? Bec-Bec, best of luck! I think all you have to do is just keep on keepin' on and your business will grow exponentially and so will you as you touch all of the new lives and they touch you back! When are you going to be in Memphis?
-Lee-