Many years ago, I picked up camera for the first time because my then-best friend, Jessica, attended film school at CSU Fullerton, and I loved to tag along for her projects. I did do my own thing in Biology and Business, but with every step along the way… the film projects, sleepless nights editing, internships, I was there with her, relishing every moment. Jump to 2009 – 6 months in as newlyweds, school debt up the yin yang, we stepped up our game and turned our art into a business.
Just a few days ago, “Jessica Elizabeth Photography” was honored as one of the Top 20 Wedding Photographers for California. This alone was such a surprise and blessing. It’s always nice to have your efforts recognized and we’re grateful for the consideration.
What totally and unexpectedly blew us away however, was the amount of support we had this weekend….
There are TONS of wedding photographers in California. The amount of OC photographers alone probably make up the population in Maine! Many who deserve to be in this poll… aren’t (marketing? idk). To be in the competitive ranks with some very talented and stylish photographers like Gavin and Erin Wade, Richelle Dante, Ed Pingol, Sarah Chen, and KLK to name a few, is completely humbling and inspiring.
Jess and I currently don’t have an awesome website… not yet anyway (but I’m totally loving Richelle Dante’s ShowIT site), but we know what is most important. We have and will continue to do what we do best, BE Jessica Elizabeth Photography. There’s so much more to wedding photography than just artistic photographs. Jess and I pride ourselves in the experience we provide to our clients, our friends. It’s the memories that we try our absolute best to create, and that itself is an art form. The talent we are surrounded with is hot. There are amazing new and veteran photographers that we respect and admire and it is an honor to be amongst them.
Whomever you supporters are: friends or family, colleagues or future clients, or readers even, I want you to know that because of this pleasant surprise, we feel like we’re on top of the world! You inspire us to be better. You inspire us to keep going. We’ve never come close to placing in contests before, and while the polls can change dramatically by end on July 28th you should know it wouldn’t matter to us if we lose. We’re up against some heavy competition. To us, this has been a victory for Jessica Elizabeth Photography. We’re doing something right. And we’ll keep making a difference, one client, one friend, at a time. Jessica and I want to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. (The moment calls for cheese! Don’t roll your eyes at the screen =P )
But hey… it wouldn’t hurt to win. =)
Please vote for Jessica Elizabeth Photography
Voters are allowed one vote per day through July 28th at midnight EST!