Jessica Life Photography

Saturday, 23 May 2020

 Those who know me well know my love for photography. I am absolutely passionate about photographing children and families, and the occasional backyard chicken. When Savannah was a baby, I had a photography business for a bit. I did really well. I took lots of photos and learned a ton. I met many great families. I am still friends with some of those incredible people today.
Once my business really started to take off, my husband did not like me doing it anymore. I put down my camera to make him happy and have a happy marriage. Of course, he wasn't happy, and neither was I. Eventually I let him talk me into selling my camera with the promise he would buy me a new one. He did buy a new one, but I couldn't bring myself to use it. Last year I sold that camera for him too.
Since leaving my husband and getting quarantined and then losing my job, I've been really pressing into God to find out what I'm going to do with the rest of my life. How will I support these kids and give them all the things I think they should have? When looking for jobs, I have mostly found positions that are temporary or the pay is less than what I need to provide for myself and my kids. I was strongly considering a roommate but felt really anxious about having a stranger live in my house with my kids.
Last week I had an interview for a low-paying temporary position. As I sat on the couch waiting for the phone to ring, the voicemail icon appeared. It was the recruiter. She didn't leave a phone number to call back and I never got her email either. I'm inclined to believe that's a God thing. Right after I missed my interview, I remembered my passion for photography and how well I did at it before. That's also a God thing. Once I remembered, seconds later my passion was reignited.
I loaded the kids in the car and set off to get myself a camera and lens. We drove around to 6 stores and spent most of the day looking for the necessary supplies for taking photographs. The room I was thinking of renting is now going to be my portrait studio.
This rebuilding phase of my life is so incredibly exciting. I have the opportunity to do the things I love without worrying that someone will be upset and threatened by my success. I can freely follow my dreams! This is huge!
I hope you enjoy these beauties that I took yesterday while playing outside with the girls. We had such a fun time taking photos, swimming, and hanging out with the chickens. I can't wait to do it again! Sometime this week, we will be doing a little photo project for Savannah. I can't wait to share it with you guys!
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  1. Thanks! We spent most of the afternoon taking them. As it turns out, kids splash in pools lol