Two weeks ago, Friday, April 15th, I took a leap of faith and left the job and industry that I had thrived in for the past 25 years to pursue my passion for photography. So far, it has been liberating and I am so excited to see where this journey takes me. I’d like to invite you to follow me as I share my experiences here in my blog.
I will share the ups and downs of my photography/life experiences, tips for aspiring photographers and models, opinions, commonsense, nonsense, future plans, and Behind-the-Scenes (BTS) from our photo shoots. My hope is that you will find my posts inspirational, educational, and entertaining. So I figured I would start my first blog off by answering a few common questions that I have been getting.
It's funny how many people have asked me over the past two weeks, "what time are you waking up in the morning, now that you are retired?" Well, there are two answers to that question. 1) I get up at 5:00am, just like I have done over the past several years to start working on my photography. The only difference now is that I don't stop at 6:30am to get ready and go to my "day job." Photography IS now my day job ...and my night job, and everything in between job. 2) I never said I was retiring! I have just made a career change. A big one! In fact, I am certain that I will work harder now than ever before.
Another question I have been getting is why "JDUB" Photography. Well, Google "John Williams Photography" sometime. That's what I did and I discovered hundreds of Photographers out there that have my name...surprising, right? So I needed a unique brand for my business. I decided to use my nickname, "JDUB" which, by the way, is the abbreviated version of my initials, "J.W." So now Google, "JDUB Photography" and what do you find? ME (I hope).
That's all for now, but stay tuned for future posts.