hey, I'm April
I had been so determined to leave all the side jobs behind and really dive into being a full time photographer but tbh the work was not flowing in at rapid speed. I had a few years of experience under my belt but I was not dominating the google rankings and the social media world was a little too big. Finding a person like me was like finding a needle in a haystack. When I moved to the beach in 2010, I said yes to a guy that was looking for another photographer to take on some of his over flow work.
I had no idea at the time...
but that additional income would later fund my travels, pay for updated gear and most importantly plunge me into a new career path. Yep, I said goodbye to my part time job in retail (praise Jesus) and began taking as much work as Ron from Shore Shooters could throw at me.
Then I hit this really Pivotal moment where i could no longer keep this to myself. Other photographers had to have this same opportunity.
Ron kept finding new markets for his highly booked, tourist based photography business to thrive and I kept meeting and actively searching for photographers with talent. Most times they were just like me. They had all the skill, but so many of the challenges that creatives face. Before you know it, Ron is using me in a manager sense. He's asking me to create a brand specific way of shooting and develop relationships with photographers all over the Gulf Coast. Although I was now on his payroll, I was still trying to find myself in my personal style and juggle being in this new role. Then I survived a crazy car accident...
That was the exact moment it all changed for me. When I started owning my own story...
In 10 short years I had become a partner in a very successful business. We were now operating in over 15 cities throughout 6 states. And guess what? We are NOT stopping there. After my accident I realized that I'm alive to fulfill God's purpose for my life. I truly believe that is to share this opportunity with every photographer that needs it.
And now i'm going to help you own yours.
Being a photographer is definitely about being your own boss and building your own brand, but when it come to making dollars, the responsibility doesn't all have to fall on your shoulders. The companies that we own are designed to fill in your schedule's gaps while you're out building your brand.
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Ron and I get to know all sorts of creatives. Find out about their creative process and maybe even take away some tips.
I'm super new to film so this journey is about every single thing from loading film in the camera to exposing the shot to processing the film when it's finsished.
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