It’s been a crazy 2009! So many changes happened and it was a whirlwind of a year! I have to admit, I didn’t think I’d be in this position a year ago :). Well…where to begin?
Attending the SM workshop in canada that transformed me from a wedding ‘videographer’ to a wedding ‘cinematographer’ really jump started a new way of looking at weddings. Instead of following a set mold or set routine, it gave me the freedom to THINK and actively pursue new ideas. Those 3 days spent freezing my tail off along with the other 11 attendees was a blast!
Finding out who my real friends were in this industry, that was a big one. When push came to shove, I knew who I could REALLY count on when things were rough. I must say, it was a HUGE surprise. I would have never thought in a million years the people who I have grown close to and ‘talk shop’ with would be in my close association of friends/industry friends 1 year ago. It’s really funny how different of a place you can be in that short amount of time. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for supporting me. Know that I have your back with whatever may come. From my Filipino brothers, Hawaiian homies to my Canadian compadres and everywhere in between, you guys know who you are.
Next mile marker was starting my own studio. Having a difference of philosophy from the studio I used to shoot with is what led me to do so. I actually never wanted to start my own studio but sometimes life throws you curve balls and you have no choice but to make lemonade (wait..what), lol. Reflecting back on that decision, it was scary but totally worth it. Would I have chose the same path if the circumstances were different? No, I’d still be shooting for that studio. I guess, in a way, it’s a blessing all those things culminated leading to me leave.
With all that said, thanks for reading my novel of a post! Here’s to new beginnings, great friends, and new opportunities! Thank you to all my 2009 couples and to all my 2010 couples, I look forward to having your story ‘take flight’ with Colour Craft Media!