Are YOU Happy?

I gave a presentation this morning on “Following your Passion to Success” and when I returned to the studio and had received a note about how “Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you do, you will be successful.”  So I thought that I’d pass that along.

I love Family Portraits.  I love Kids Portraits and tiny little baby portraits.  And I really love those absolutely beautiful Maternity Portraits.  Portraits, not pictures, not snapshots but the real deal.  The ones that make you stop and look twice.  Portraiture is my passion.  I’m such a believer in following your dream, even when it gets tough, to help you get through life with a purpose and when you finally make it to the end, your regrets are minimal.  I believe that is the true measure of success.

If your idea of success lies in your bank account, I’ll wish you luck, but I don’t have too much faith that you’ll find it.  Sure I charge a bundle for what I do; I need to stay in business so that I can help other families, and Dee deserves it.  And my goal is still to create great portraits, at a fair price.

I’ve followed my passion, professionally, for 25 years now.  I’ve experienced ups and downs and that’s called Life.  I’m used to it (although I don’t always like it) and do my best to prepare for what’s next.  I won’t ever not be a portrait photographer.  It’s who I am and I’m happy!  Very happy.