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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Photographer's.... UNITE!

This morning I was browsing through the long list of blogs I read on a regular basis, and when I came across Stephanie Fay's, I was thrilled. When I started out in this business it was slow for me. The point that I really was encouraged to go for it and follow my dreams was the point when I connected with Jasmine Star. From that chance meeting I have been encouraged to give it everything and dive in head first. But the thing that has helped me the most is having a network of people who have supported, loved, and encouraged me.

Stephanie was talking this morning about networking and how this business shouldn't be a competition, but rather a chance to learn and grow from each other. The bottom line is that it is so much more than a business, it is an art form... a passion... a chance to connect with people and touch lives. It is so far from a job. I loved Stephanie's invitation to network and connect with other photographers. I want to extend the same invitation. Email me, leave me a comment, or give me a call.... I would love to connect with others in the area and even outside of that. I know that there are many people who read my blog that I have never heard from and I would LOVE to hear from you and connect with you and share life with you!

I know that I have so much more to learn, and I would love to do it alongside other people with the same passion!

On another note I am SUPER excited to introduce you to my brand new blog design! There will be some small changes coming in the next few days, but I absolutely LOVE it!

I'll leave you with a picture that from a session you'll see soon! You may remember Hannah. Here are her beautiful parents!
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10 comments:

Tira J said...

OMG Diandra! I love your new blog design! So great! And I can't wait to connect with you. I don't think we should wait until October to do it either! Have a beautiful day!

Stephanie Fay said...

Diandra...thank you so much for your sweet comments. I'm so thrilled that you desire the same things as I do. I hope we can meet soon :)

Mapuana Reed Mataele said...

Great post!

Kellie said...

I love your new blog design. The photo of you at the top of the page is stunning! I am in Michigan, but I would love to network as well!

Sylvia Borgo Photography said...

Diandra, I couldn't agree with you more. I love the words and thoughts behind this post! I also feel that we are the more rich as people and photographers when we support each other and mentor each other!
Love the pic!

GrayPhotography - Zach and Jody said...

What a great attitude to have - it's nice meeting others with the same mindset! Just came across your blog today and wanted to say hi! Blessings, JG

Annie Waren said...

I totally agree with your sentiment... SHARE, learn and grow. Maybe passion shared is passion doubled.... definately problems shared are problems halved. I love your new blog BTW. The wallpaper at the sides is yummy... I keep wanting to touch it!!! Ha ha ha

SNYKATZIN said...

Love the New look of your blog!

Dawn B said...

I follow your blog (and Jasmine's) religiously! I am just starting out myself, so I thrive on reading blogs, seeing photographer's work, and learning from all the pros! I love your new blog. Maybe one of these days I can spruce mine up!

Take care!
I love your profile pic! Just beautiful.

Puanani Tuiolosega said...

This was excellent to read for someone just starting off! I read your blog often, and find it so inspiring! Your work is fantastic!