I have dabbled in photography my whole life, though there was a period of a few years where all I did was take snapshots of my growing babies. In 2005, when I started my blog, I got back into taking photos. This sparked a new vision and my eyes started to see things differently. This vision allowed me to pursue the one thing in life that truly makes me feel complete. It doesn't matter who or what I am taking pictures of, I am simply fulfilled with a camera in my hand.
Starting my photography business was the best (and hardest) thing I have ever done. There are so many photography businesses out there that sometimes it's daunting, but I tell myself that if I stay true to my technique and style I will succeed. Slowly and surely I have!
This weekend I ran into an old family friend, and we were talking about my photography business. I said to her, "I just love what I do," and she replied that with that sentiment I can do nothing but succeed!
I believe that if you love what you do, you are bound to succeed, and your customers and clients will see that in you and your business.
If you already have your own business or even if you are a big fan of some of your local businesses, check out Intuit’s Love a Local Business competition!
They are helping small businesses achieve their dreams. Each month Intuit will be giving away $25,000 to a deserving local business. And, in July they will be awarding $50,000 in grants to businesses in the two cities that get the most love. Your votes will determine the winners. You can even vote for 'Mishelle Lane Photography'.
It’s been very exciting starting my own business, so I’m curious to know: What dream business would you love to start? By replying you will be entered to win an iPad 2!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Intuit’s Love A Local Business competition. The opinions and text are all mine. Contest runs July 6 to August 9, 2011. A random winner will be announced by August 11, 2011. Official Contest Rules