The Exciting Next Steps For Sweet Williams

 

“And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony

Seventeen months ago, I started my own photography business. I LOVE being a photographer, but to set myself apart, to be taken seriously and to grow my business, I knew I needed a business plan. A business plan gives direction, defines objectives, maps out strategies to achieve goals and helps you to manage possible bumps in the road.  It’s a template to remind you of your goals and priorities.

This past year, Sweet Williams Photography took off beyond my wildest dreams! I have learned a great deal about the photography business world. I have learned a great deal about myself, my strengths, my weaknesses, my art, my talents, my clients that I serve, as well as how I contribute to the photography industry. I succeeded in my short and long-term goals, and I thank God for all the abundant blessings. I have indeed grown and stretched myself for this business.

My mom and dad said, “Find your passion, and the money will follow.” I can say I am passionate about photography.  I have worked very hard to develop my passion into a business.  At times, I feel it is not just a job but a ministry.  I absolutely love my work and that God wants me to be a photographer who advocates for love and marriage. It is a privilege to be a part of someone’s wedding day. I am humbled when I am selected to be a couple’s photographer. They have reviewed many other photographers talented work, and yet it was something about my artistry that stood out for them. I am humbled when I am given the responsibility to document their life’s most significant milestone, marriage. I am humbled to know my work will stand the test of time for future generations to see.  Yes, the photography business is a lot of hard work, sleepless nights, and no free weekends, but it is SO worth it when you can share your talents and serve others.

Over the next few years, there will be some significant changes to my business plan. I can’t share them all quite yet, but I am thrilled about future developments. One thing I can share at this time is that I have decided to pursue a Masters in Business Administration this fall. I have fallen in love with business and wanted to further my education so I can set higher career goals that will better serve my clients and the photography industry. It is another blessing that I can promote my education. I have God to praise and my husband to thank for his love and support. I also want to thank all of you who were apart of my journey these past seventeen months, whether you were one of my clients, a fellow photographer or one of my biggest cheerleaders, mom, dad and little sister. Thank you for believing in me and my work. I can’t wait to embark on this academic journey and to blog the experience!

July 27, 2018

The Exciting Next Steps For Sweet Williams

 

“And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony

Seventeen months ago, I started my own photography business. I LOVE being a photographer, but to set myself apart, to be taken seriously and to grow my business, I knew I needed a business plan. A business plan gives direction, defines objectives, maps out strategies to achieve goals and helps you to manage possible bumps in the road.  It’s a template to remind you of your goals and priorities.

This past year, Sweet Williams Photography took off beyond my wildest dreams! I have learned a great deal about the photography business world. I have learned a great deal about myself, my strengths, my weaknesses, my art, my talents, my clients that I serve, as well as how I contribute to the photography industry. I succeeded in my short and long-term goals, and I thank God for all the abundant blessings. I have indeed grown and stretched myself for this business.

My mom and dad said, “Find your passion, and the money will follow.” I can say I am passionate about photography.  I have worked very hard to develop my passion into a business.  At times, I feel it is not just a job but a ministry.  I absolutely love my work and that God wants me to be a photographer who advocates for love and marriage. It is a privilege to be a part of someone’s wedding day. I am humbled when I am selected to be a couple’s photographer. They have reviewed many other photographers talented work, and yet it was something about my artistry that stood out for them. I am humbled when I am given the responsibility to document their life’s most significant milestone, marriage. I am humbled to know my work will stand the test of time for future generations to see.  Yes, the photography business is a lot of hard work, sleepless nights, and no free weekends, but it is SO worth it when you can share your talents and serve others.

Over the next few years, there will be some significant changes to my business plan. I can’t share them all quite yet, but I am thrilled about future developments. One thing I can share at this time is that I have decided to pursue a Masters in Business Administration this fall. I have fallen in love with business and wanted to further my education so I can set higher career goals that will better serve my clients and the photography industry. It is another blessing that I can promote my education. I have God to praise and my husband to thank for his love and support. I also want to thank all of you who were apart of my journey these past seventeen months, whether you were one of my clients, a fellow photographer or one of my biggest cheerleaders, mom, dad and little sister. Thank you for believing in me and my work. I can’t wait to embark on this academic journey and to blog the experience!

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