It has long been a dream of mine to go full-time with my photography business! I am so very excited to be one step-closer to that goal! I left my job as a tv news reporter at WRAL-TV at the end of June. It was a bittersweet decision, but the absolute right decision after ten years in the business, and the last four-and-a-half of those working overnights.
The opportunity to make the move came a little sooner than planned when another door also opened! I am now the Communications Manager for the SPCA of Wake County, the largest non-profit animal welfare organization in the Triangle! The SPCA of Wake County has also been my home as long as WRAL had been my workplace. As soon as I moved to Raleigh in January of 2011, I searched for a local rescue where I could volunteer my services as a pet photographer. Needless to say this new job overseeing marketing and messaging was a perfect fit of both of my jobs and my volunteer work. This is a part-time job that allows me to sleep normal hours, spend more time with my family, expand my photography business and also provide an even higher level of customer service to my clients. It’s been a full month with the new change and I honestly couldn’t be happier!
One of the most important questions I had in deciding to work at the SPCA was whether I could still donate my time photographing animals for adoption and special events. Thankfully, labor laws do allow that! The only reason my business exists is because I adopted a shelter pet which inspired me to start volunteering taking photos at an animal shelter in South Carolina. So it is a vital part of my business to give back to rescues through my photography.
I am so excited to share this news with you and now have more time to further implement all the business ideas I’ve had over the last two years, but haven’t had the time! Thank you to my amazing clients for your support and making this dream possible!