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WHISPER

It started with a whisper.

There was an unsettling feeling that I was wandering down the wrong career path. I owned a photography business primarily focusing on family portraits. With each new client, I felt more confined with my talent. It became less about capturing moments and more about producing perfectly posed portraits. While I understood why my clients wanted this type of picture, I loved taking candid photographs.

As an attempt to bring on more diverse clientele, I blogged about weddings. One particular post showcased the process I went through to create my own wedding invitations. The images were pinned to pinterest and within weeks I received messages from brides requesting more information on where to purchase the design. I listed a couple designs for sale on my blog just for fun. I would occasionally sell them and enjoyed having a new creative outlet.

Then one night I heard a whisper. A tiny voice hinting this was the direction I needed to go. Giving up on a business that I worked so hard to build seemed insane, so I tried to ignore the voice. But the whisper would not go away. One night in late December, I took a leap of faith, opened my Jubeelee shop on Etsy and closed my photography business. Then I waited. It was two weeks before I had my first sale, but by June I was designing for over 100 brides a month.

There was no denying in my heart that this was the path I was intended to walk. I love what I do. I love that I get to use my talents to honor God. I love that I get to serve people. I recently read a quote that summed my heart’s desire, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope I have not a bit of talent left, and could say I used everything you gave me.” (Erma Bombeck)

 

 

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do good things he planned for us long ago.

     Ephesians 2:10

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Augusta, Georgia invitation designer. Serving the Augusta area and worldwide, specializing in create customized rustic wedding invitations and special event invitations. Printable resources for the DIY available.