So I totally believe in miracles and the universe helping to manifest whatever dreams you may have. I remember long ago when I was first starting my business and living in Jersey thinking to myself “One day I want to have a workshop with Jasmine Star in Orange County…that would be so crazy awesome!” Never did I think I’d move 3000 miles away from home to Los Angeles and six months later, wake up to an email saying my photographic idol is having a workshop just an hour away from me! I know you’re going to be reading this Jasmine…seriously…I connect with you on SO many levels and I owe my dedication and perseverance to seeing you grow in your business…so thank you for sharing your story with us!
For those of you who don’t know Jasmine Star, well there’s so much to say. She’s an internationally known wedding photographer who not only inspires other photographers to do their best and put themselves out there, but she instills such a sense of community for us as photographers. I’ve always been one to lend a hand wherever I could to whomever I could, but Jasmine inspires me to take it to another level. I’ve always been of the mentality that there is more than enough work to go around…can you imagine just in the Los Angeles area alone how many weddings take place per weekend? Why should we then fear our so called competition? If anything, I have learned to embrace other photographers and to learn from them and give back with any feedback or information I have.
So August 20th I’ll be fully immersed in everything Jasmine has to say and offer us. I can’t say I won’t shed a tear as we all have so much to share, from hopes and dreams, to fears of never becoming successful. I know I’ll walk away a better photographer and businesswoman. If you’re curious to check out Jasmine, here’s a link to her site: http://jasmine-star.com/.
Thanks so much Jasmine! Looking forward to see you in the OC! XOXOXO