The slide popped up, “Go forth…” And that’s when it sort of clicked.
If you’re not familiar with the name, Jasmine Star is a wedding photographer based in Southern California. As she will tell you, she is not the best photographer out there, but hers is a household name among most of us. Last night, I attended a gathering of photographers that was cleverly called, “THE FIX.” I had no idea what I was getting in to.
I drove three miles into the District, arrived with the rest of the 270 some giddy photographers, stood in a 80 degree room meeting new friends and connecting with old ones, and finally filed into the vintage theatre while “Senorita” blasted over the speakers. Jasmine Star walked out on stage and began to offer her heartfelt advice to all of us fellow photographers. She spent 3 hours answering our questions and responding in love to our fears.
She has become internationally known as a photographer, speaker, and just a fabulous person in general. As I listened to her talk, she addressed real life, practical concerns I have with my business. And you know what? She just simplified all of it. To me, the biggest thing I got out of last night was, “DO SOMETHING.” Running a business isn’t rocket science, but it takes support. And without that, it is so easy to get lost, stuck, and turned around when trying to figure out how to move forward. But that is exactly the answer. MOVE–forward. It was like she was giving us a commission. Go. Do. Move. Practice. Take action. Trust yourself. Words that are simple, but easily lost in the webs of jealousy, failure, fear…
Anyway… it was a great night and I’m super thankful she is traveling all over the country on a bus teaching little buds like me! And if YOU want to be inspired, follow this woman!