I really feel like I’ve been in a holding pattern for the last few weeks. Just waiting for the holidays to be over so all the fun can start!
We had really relaxed, low-key holiday just staying home, and it was great!
⚡️Now I hit the ground running and start the balls rolling for this exciting new year.
I have plans all set to go to California at the end of this month. I haven’t been home in over 3 years!! It’s just not right. I am mixing business with pleasure, as I am mainly going for an amazing photo workshop hosted by Jana Bishop.
Jana is the person who lit the spark for me to start my stock photography business. She and Rosemary Watson did a “5 days to your first digital product” challenge, and for the first time I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do, who my customer is, and where and how I could sell my new products!
My head starts spinning with ideas! I also found out I could make a living doing this and could maybe retire from hairstyling in the next 4-5 years! (insert clapping, jumping girl!)
So, SunnyTangerine Stock was born. The name comes from our family dog growing up. “Knocka Sunnytangerine” was her name. (My Dad was silly, but no-one seemed to have a problem with it) I feel it’s happy, fun, makes people wonder, and reminds me of my parents and childhood.
I am so looking forward to soaking up every bit of knowledge I can squeeze into my brain from this workshop. Jana is such a great cheerleader and really believes there is room for all of us in this profession, that we all bring our unique talents, and that makes it better for the people who need us! (The best part is I also get to see my family and friends! It’s going to be a quick trip, so if I don’t get to see you this time, there will have to be more trips coming).
As soon as I opened my shop and started researching and putting my brand together, all the pieces fell into place! It’s just feeling so good and so right.
I still love selling my prints on Etsy, but those are more individual pieces of art, and I love taking series of photos and making a cohesive collection that I can sell together and will look good online for social media, marketing, websites, or blogs! I want to help people establish their visual brand online.
I also have a fancy new website in the works! I seriously can’t wait for you to see it! It’s being professionally done, and I’m pinching myself that it will be mine! It’s all coming together, and I’m thrilled.
UPDATE: You’re here, reading this post on said new site! Check it out HERE.
I want to thank you for your continued support, it really means the world to me.
I’ll be back with more soon!