Friday, June 12, 2009

its official!

Yesterday, June 11, I officially became incorporated. I now, at least a little bit, have my own photography business. Which means I did, with the help of mom, Emily, Krysta and Austin, decide on a business name. I can't share it with you just yet. Soon, friends.

I have also purchased an *official* website. (and it was on sale! in perfect kali fashion) I have selected a designer for my *official* blog. Which brings me to my next question...

Do you have to remain very surface level when your blog coincides with your business?

My dad would say so. So would my mom, the president and C.E.O. of a successful medical practice. I am sure Emily, who owned a most fabulous business, would agree. Alright, alright. I get it. But I might just dip my toe in the deep water every now and again, because facades are exhausting... as I have mentioned before. Maybe I will devise a top secret blog, anonymous and real...

Starting a business, even a teeny tiny small business from home, ALWAYS costs more than you think it will. And when you are broke to begin with, well, it takes a series of small miracles. So to my mom private investor: Thank you just isn't enough. Sometimes just believing in someone and putting your faith into action makes all the difference. It becomes contagious. You make me believe I can do anything. You have taught me to dream big again. I am completely overwhelmed by your generosity and I don't even know how to begin to show appreciation. I think of all the ways you give, not just to your children, but all your anonymous donations that you keep quiet about, and I see an extraordinary example of "blessed to be a blessing." It will come back to you tenfold, I believe. Are you surprised that God gave you your most recent gift, at such a low price? Ride with your hair down, for me. Go fast and remember.

I knew, in starting my business, that one of my first priorities was going to be finding ways to give back. I am as excited about this as I am about the business itself! I have been praying about this for a long time. I am going to give 25% of every session fee to a place it can make a difference. I am prayerfully selecting 3-5 options for my clients to choose from. I am certain about two of the options already.

 The Wichita YWCA Women's Shelter

And I am so excited to share with you:

A scholarship fund for single mothers, created in honor of my mom.

I would like to support a faith based organization, as well possibly a missions outreach. I am going to have do some research, and I would like to contribute locally. I am open to any suggestions by you fellow bloggers out there!

I am asking for prayer. Please pray. I can't do this on my own. 

1 comment:

  1. yay!!! congrats ;)

    oh, and i wouldn't be surface level. i mean, your mom probably knows best. but in the industry of trying to bring out the best (and truest of your subjects), i think it would behoove you to at least put the best and truest of yourself on the table first.

    that's just my opinion though. and my opinion, as you know, has always gotten me in trouble. so take it with a grain of salt. ;)