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Willing to Change

Mar

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Take the time to mourn what isn’t. Life was SO GOOD for me just two months ago. Two months ago, I was on top of the fucking world. In a matter of weeks I went from my biggest earning month to my lowest earning month in years.

I miss doughnut dates with the fam & shooting weddings, first dances and “you may kiss the bride”. I miss brunch.

I’m missing my local Starbucks employees who were secretly some of my best friends.

I miss feeling like a boss making bank and talking about being my husbands sugar momma. I’m loving sharing an office building with Clynn…something we’ve dreamt of and didn’t think would happen like this, but here we are!

I love the legal structure my company is forcing me into by necessity. It will serve us well in the future, too.

I am sad, but I love the depth this experience is giving me. We will come out more resilient. My company will come out stronger and more prepared for blind-sided situations. The world is changing. I am willing to change too.

For now, I am refocusing on The Print Lab. I’m writing more, researching more, and shooting myself allot. It will be exciting to put my black drop work in order to see how they have changed and improved over the weeks. When people gather in groups of 10 or so again, I will be able to take clients in the studio and I’ll have lighting down like the pro I intend to be.

Big weddings may be a thing of the past. Elopements may become the new norm.

I’m ready to double down on my passion for print and studio portraiture. Let’s see what happens. I’m Willing to Change if need be. Maybe this pandemic was just what the studio needed to open more doors. I have permission to explore and I hated that at first….until I realized the potential this time supports.

Pivot. Be Resilient. Be Creative.

Sincerely, Jaclynn

Willing to Change

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