When It Rains, It Pours | St. Augustine Family Photographer
One of the best feelings I get is when I open my email and see a photo inquery waiting for me. I get super excited about the prospect of making new friends and meeting new people. Well, a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the North American Mission Board, or NAMB, for short, to do some photo work for them! If you've never heard of NAMB you should definitely check them out! They work with the Southern Baptist Convention empowering and sending out missionaries/church planters all over the United States. I grew up Southern Baptist so I am very familiar with all they do.
As soon as the excitement wore off, I got nervous. This is a HUGE deal! I am doing work for an eternal purpose. This family is radically changing their life to follow their calling and I am taking photos that will be used on all their material to gain support. I can't so this, it's too big, what was I thinking saying yes?! And then that small voice popped up and said, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9) It was then I chose not to listen to the voice of doubt and fear. This is not a chance meeting. It's a "it just so happened" meeting. What I mean is, I didn't just get lucky. It just so happened I was the first person to call them back and they had put in calls to several other photographers. Definitely the Lord's provision. And if there is one thing I know it's when you are called to something, the Lord will empower you through it. After I chose not to listen to the negativity I put on my big girl pants and stepped forward. I am so honored to be working with NAMB and I hope I will be given more chances to work with them in the future.
Next big piece of news? I'm going to be a featured blogger on the Professional Photographers of America blog! I suggested to my contact at PPA that after my last article about Preparing For Imaging USA, I could write another article about my experience at IUSA. A first hand view of IUSA from a newcomer's point of view. Well, she emailed me back and they want me to write a total of 6 blog posts! I'm pretty ecstatic! I love writing and am so excited to have this opportunity.
All that being said, I would love to hear what exciting things are coming up for you all! Feel free to share in the comments! Until next time, here is a sneak peek of my session with Dawn from Daybreak Studios!